Grazing and livestock manager wanted for Pasture For Life certified suckler herd.
 

Grazing and Livestock Manager Wanted

Salary

Negotiable depending on experience (Minimum £33k plus 3-bedroom cottage and council tax) for a permanent full-time role.

 

Objectives

Balbirnie Home Farms is a lowland mixed arable and livestock farm in Fife.  A Pasture For Life certified herd of 200 suckler cows is managed on permanent pasture and cover crops during the summer and silage and brassica cover crops over winter.  There will continue to be significant investment in livestock infrastructure to build soil fertility across the farm.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Including but not limited to:

In collaboration with Farms Manager:

                Develop grazing plans to make most of pasture and forage

                Monitor and record grass growth to inform management decisions

                Develop breeding plans to strengthen the herd

                Plan winter feeding and housing requirements

                Drive herd towards a full outdoors herd including calving

Maximise utilisation of resources, including integration with arable operations and increase diversity of livestock

Maintenance of medical records

 

Personal Qualities

Enthusiastic creative thinker

Experience preferable but training will be provided

 

Further information

Please call David Aglen, Farms Manager on 07730529055.

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to farmmanager@balbirnie.com

Closing date for applications 26 June 2022