Assistant Head Herdsman

Posted 13 February 2024
Salary £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits: Beautiful 4 bedroom Modern House + Car
Job type Permanent
Discipline Agricultural & Farm ServicesAnimal Health, Equestrian & VeterinaryDairyFarming
Contact NameCharlotte Powell

Job description

We are currently seeking an experienced and dedicated Assistant Herd Manager to oversee the day-to-day operations of our cattle herd. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in ensuring the health, well-being, and productivity of our herd.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Supervise and coordinate all aspects of herd management, including feeding, breeding, health monitoring, and calving.
  • Implement and manage herd health protocols to ensure the well-being of the animals.
  • Lead a team of farmworkers in daily tasks, providing guidance and support.
  • Maintain accurate records related to the herd, including breeding and health information.
  • Collaborate with veterinarians and nutritionists to optimize herd performance.
  • Ensure compliance with safety, environmental, and regulatory standards.
The candidate:
  • Proven experience in herd management, preferably in a cattle farming environment.
  • Strong knowledge of cattle nutrition, breeding, and health practices.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team and independently when necessary.
  • Familiarity with safety, environmental, and regulatory standards in agriculture.
  • Previous experience in a managerial role on a cattle farm.

What We're Looking For:
  • A background in dairy farming.
  • Experience in AI and Foot Trimming.
  • Leadership qualities.
  • Communication skills.
  • A can-do attitude.
  • A passion for making things happen, every single day.
  • A team player who's ready to become part of our farm family.
  • A chance to live in beautiful Scotland.
  • Generous Salary £35k-£40k DOE
  • Accommodation is included.
Please email your CV to Charlotte Powell, Senior Recruitment Delivery Consultant: Cpowell@agriRS.co.uk
We thank all applicants who respond, but please be advised that only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted.
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