Assistant herdsman/general farm worker

  • Company: J. R. Warnock and Sons
  • Location: Folkestone, Kent
  • Salary: Dependant upon experience
  • Contact Email: r.warnock@hotmail.co.uk

Description

J.Warnock and Sons, a family dairy farming business in Kent has an opportunity for a hard working and enthusiastic person to join our team of five, as an extensive modernisation program is about to begin. This permanent full time position is well suited to an individual who has a passion for the outdoors and pedigree livestock. 

You will be based mainly on the dairy unit, upon which, we are hoping to install a new Delaval Rapid Exit Parlour and modern dry cow shed before the end of the year. You will be working as a team of two, carrying out all aspects of dairy farming, including milking, calf feeding, yard scraping, and washing down. On days when you are not required at the dairy unit, you will be called upon to help other members of staff and family with a variety of jobs, including field work, general yard and stock work and helping to manage our flock of pedigree Texels.

The ideal candidate should be physically fit, enthusiastic and be able to work well to allocated time frames. Experience although preferred is not essential as training will be given. Good time keeping and communication is important as well as an understanding of animal welfare.

We look forward to welcoming the right candidate as our business is about to enter a period of improvements and modernisation.

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