Dyson Farming

Beef Herdsperson – Gloucestershire

Job titleBeef Herdsperson – Gloucestershire
Full Time/Part-Time Full Time
Department/Team Farming
Contract TypePermanent
Reporting to Assistant Farm Manager
10/02/2023
Company Overview:

Dyson Farming is a hugely diverse farming business with a long-term vision and acts as a beacon of innovation in the development of agricultural technology.  We currently farm across Lincolnshire, Oxfordshire and South Gloucestershire and have a significant environmental commitment.

Duties and responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the coordination of day-to-day operations, including feeding, bedding, weighing, recording, stocktaking and planning activities.
  • Proactively promote and maintain high standards of Health and Safety across the Farms, taking initiative to resolve and/or draw attention to areas that do not meet required standards.
  • It is the responsibility of the herdsperson to fully utilise the equipment and infrastructure within the business to gain maximum benefit, whether that is physical or financial.
  • You will be working with the wider farm team including the Vet to put together the relevant health plans and keep all required records relating to veterinary medicines and withdrawals.
  • Ensure the high standard of the estate appearance is maintained, making improvements wherever possible.
  • To ensure as far as is practically possible no business activity adversely impacts the reputation of the Dyson brand.
  • Demonstrate commitment to personal development by undergoing training where necessary.
Person specification:
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Excellent herd husbandry skills with an understanding of cow health
  • Capable of foot trimming and AI highly desirable
  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Knowledge of modern agricultural machinery
  • Holds an up-to-date certificate for telescopic and counterbalance forklift and UTV
  • Basic IT skills and a competent user of Microsoft Office
  • Professional manner when dealing with work colleagues, visitors and the general public
  • Proactive and flexible approach to work
  • Willing to take responsibility and ownership for tasks as well as the herd.
  • Strong sense of discretion, appreciating the confidentiality of the work
  • Ability to work under own initiative but also as part of a multifunctional team

Our estate offices

Please use the map below to view our estate offices around the country.
Head Office

The Estate Office,
Cyclone Way, Nocton,
Lincoln LN4 2GR

Carrington

The Estate Office, Beeches ,
Lane, Carrington, Boston,
Lincolnshire PE22 7JD

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