The applicant must enjoy working with animals and as part of a small team on our organic dairy farm. They must show care and attention when dealing with calves, as they will be responsible for feeding, bedding and any medical care required. They will be taught the high standard of welfare we give all our animals and be expected to maintain cleanliness and punctuality in all their work.
Our calving period is from August - October with 200 cows expected to calve. Duties will include feeding colostrum and tagging new born calves and moving to rearing pens, where calves are fed twice daily. Bedding up and general maintenance of calf units also.
We will take the time to teach and explain what we do and why we do it. The applicant will work alongside a team of dairy staff, machinery operators and a vet so will have the opportunity to learn a lot.