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Dairy Farm Manager with 120 cows on Laois, Carlow, Kilkenny border
Shane Flanagan | Laois | 32 days ago | Report Issue
Company Name : LMS
Position Advertised : Farm Manager
Job Description : Farm Manager position for 120 cow dairy herd
Company Bio :
How to Apply : Email Preferably and text (for callback)
Closing Date : Mid Jan

Seeking a dairy farm manager for dairy farm with 120 British Friesian/Holstein Friesian Spring calving cows producing milk solids from grass. The Role: We are seeking to hire a Farm Manager who is enthusiastic, capable, and reliable. The successful candidates will be given the opportunity to upskill in all aspects of dairy farming. Duties include milking, calf rearing, calving, winter feeding, and general farm work. Good grass and cow management skills and the ability to work on one’s own initiative are essential. The typical day to day duties include: • Milking & Herding & Breeding • Calf Rearing & Calving • Vaccinations • Mastitis Control • Cow Care – Infections, Treatments • Bedding & Cleaning cow & calf sheds • Winter feeding with loader • Fencing & General farm maintenance • Grassland measurement & allocations & soil fertility • Some tractor work namely fertiliser and/or slurry • Rostering of work • Machine maintenance – ensure all machines are in working order • Health and Safety – for yourself and all others on farm • Budgets – assist with and monitor farm budgets. If you are interested you must have: • A passion for cows and a grass-based system • Experience as a working Dairy Farm Manager or at least 3 years as a Herd Manager and looking to progress • Excellent grassland management skills • The ability to manage herd health • A drive to continually improve performance and the farm • Monitor farm expenditure and assist in drawing up budgets. • Enthusiasm and reliability • A team working ethic as well as your own initiative • Great communication skills • Tractor licence and be competent at driving What we can offer – • Very competitive salary • Lots of support and training • Progression opportunities and potential stock ownership for the right person • We encourage everyone to join discussion groups and continuous learning in the way that suits them

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