Vacancies

We have the following vacancy for a full time Stockperson.

Stockperson Full time

Overview

We are seeking a competent, reliable and enthusiastic stockperson to look after a 250 cow pedigree South Devon suckler herd extensively grazed over 300ha. This is an outstanding opportunity to work with progressive mixed farming business in East Leicestershire. The arable business grows combine-able crops over c 700ha and is part of a joint venture arrangement.

Main responsibilities: 

Daily livestock checks and feeding and more frequent periodic daily checks during the calving   period (12 weeks from 1st March)  Cattle management and herd health (e Grassland management  Maintain high standards of welfare and increase herd   productivity  Administration of medication as required, de horning and   tagging  Animal health records management, assistance with TB tests  Calving and ensuring low mortality rate  Mucking out and cleaning of sheds and shelters   Moving livestock about the farm Silage / Straw / grazing management  Fences and maintenance

Other responsibilities

Assisting with any jobs on the farm as required Extra help during during harvest and drilling, loading/ unloading of lorries for the arable area of the business Driving tractors and telehandlers


Skills Required

Good livestock skills including substantial experience with cattle calving, feeding, and cattle management.

Clean and Full UK driving license Telehandler license Good communicator .

Willingness to learn and develop

Ability to work in challenging circumstances and in all weather conditions

Ability to work in a team

Attention to detail, logical thinking and ability to work calmly under pressure.


Other

A two bed cottage located on the farm could be available. A competitive pay package will be offered.

More details about the herd and the farm are available on our website: www.oxeyfarm.co.uk

To apply, please forward your CV to geoff.wright@oxeyfarm.co.uk or phone 07831 770051