The Clonfert Dairy farm is set in the centre of the country. The farm is located 8 – 10 miles from Birr / Ballinasloe / Portumna & 3-4 miles from Banagher & Eyrecourt
This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Dairy Farm Manager with a minimum of 2 years experience in a grass based system to take on the responsibility for managing a 220 crossbred dairy herd.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day running of the farm, which includes milking, grassland management and animal husbandry on this well organised simple compact dairy unit. All young stock will be contract reared & all machinery work will be contracted out. The candidate must be able to work with autonomy to problem solve & manage the herd health of the farm to high standard.
We would encourage the individual to get involved in a discussion group & continue to avail of any courses required to further develop their knowledge to achieve their long term ambitions.
The farm is Adjusted MP 68 HA & 25 HA outblock with a 20 unit parlour, that was converted from a Greenfield site in 2014 & the owners were at the forefront of setting up one of the first Irish Share Farm arrangements with Teagasc. We are part of the mono-culture grassland trials with all paddocks now stitched in with clover.
The Dairy Herd is a high EBI cross bred herd with excellent Herd Fertility performance, producing 490kg MS
* Simple System / Well Laid Out
* All Calves Contract Reared
* All Machinery Work Contracted out
Remuneration: € 35 k to € 50 K – depending on years experience
There will be an excellent remuneration package based on experience with a budget provided for off farm accommodation & relief labour.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, honest person with a can do attitude that has excellent communication skills and is fully competent in taking on the responsibility for this dairy unit, as the farm owner is working off-farm.
· Responsible for driving the daily performance of the farm to ensure that production targets and quality parameters are met.
· Excellent Stockman ship
· Excellent Grassland Management
· Ability to work on own initiative.
· Ensure adequate Staffing Levels
We have a growth mind-set, with the ambition to further develop and share our learnings and knowledge to grow the business further in a collaborative manner. The important stuff is converting grass to milk while maintaining a good work life balance. We would like to work along-side an experienced honest reliable farm manger while enjoying the journey along the way.
Start Date : – August to 1st
Closing Date for applications: 14th June
*** Feel free to pick up the phone / “whatts app” to discuss if this is the right opportunity for you***
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