Herd Manager – 250 cow Stabiliser herd

Opening Date
10/05/2019
Closing Date
24/05/2019
This job is now closed

Herd Manager
Ballymena Area, Co Antrim

Crebilly Farm, 170 Crebilly Rd, Ballymena,
Co Antrim, BT42 4DT
Email: billyokane@btinternet.com
Phone: 0044 7831866260

Herd Manager for 250 cow commercial and pedigree suckler herd.

Situated just outside Ballymena, Co Antrim, we have a 3 month position starting in June,  managing our 250 cow stabiliser herd.  This is currently a temporary position  but can become permanent and has the potential to develop into a working Farm Manager position. Accommodation on farm is available.

The farm consists of 500 acres , mainly on one block, and is a 2 person unit , with one experienced employee already in place. The herd is block spring calving, starting early April. Cows are calved outdoors and heifers indoors. Assisted births are below 3%. Male calves are finished as bull beef at 14 months at 380 kg carcasse, with the top end being sold for breeding. Females are either retained in the herd or sold as replacement bulling heifers. All animals are performance recorded. The herd is bench marked and consistently achieves top 1 % physical performance and profit levels. In 2014 we won the Farmers Weekly “UK Beef Farmer of the Year” Award.

This position can be regarded a great opportunity for a new or recent graduate to gain excellent short/ medium term experience or find long term employment. Applicants must have abundant enthusiasm and drive and a real interest in working with cattle.

Billy OKane

CLOSING DATE: Friday 24th May 2019