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Progressive Herds Manager/Senior Stock person – West of England - JH372

This dynamic dairy business is a leading agricultural enterprise committed to sustainable farming practices and animal welfare. With a focus on innovation and excellence, they are a progressive modern, high performing unit who prioritise the health and well-being of their cows.

They are seeking a passionate and experienced individual to fill the role of Herds Manager/Senior Stockman. The ideal candidate will be deeply committed to cow welfare and proficient in cow management techniques, while also being driven to achieve production goals in alignment with sustainability standards. This position offers an exciting opportunity to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of this farming operation.

Key Responsibilities:

• Oversee the day-to-day management of the dairy herd, ensuring the highest standards of animal welfare and health.

• Develop and implement innovative strategies to optimize cow management practices, including breeding, nutrition, and husbandry.

• Lead a tight knit team, providing guidance, training where required to ensure the efficient operation of the farm.

• Collaborate with veterinarians, nutritionists, and other experts to continually improve herd health and productivity.

• Implement sustainable farming practices aimed at reducing environmental impact while maintaining profitability.

• Monitor production metrics and implement measures to enhance efficiency and productivity.

• Stay informed about industry trends, research, and best practices in dairy farming, and incorporate new knowledge into farm operations.

• Maintain accurate records and documentation related to herd management, production, and sustainability initiatives.

What You’ll Need to be considered:

• Proven experience in dairy farming, with a strong background in herd management and or senior stockman roles.

• Deep understanding of cow welfare, nutrition, reproduction, and health.

• Strong leadership skills with the ability to effectively manage and motivate a team.

• Excellent problem-solving abilities and a proactive approach to farm management.

• Commitment to sustainability and a desire to implement environmentally responsible farming practices.

• Excellent communication skills, with the ability to effectively interact with team members, suppliers, and other stakeholders.

• Flexibility to work extended hours as needed, including weekends and bank holidays on a rota.


• Competitive salary commensurate with experience.

• Comprehensive benefits package including accommodation.

• A supportive work environment where your contributions are valued and recognized.

The Next Steps:

For more information and an informal confidential discussion please call Jadine Huxtable on: 01885 485525 / 07506296301 or e-mail your CV (in word format) and covering letter to , thank you.

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