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Livestock Person

Livestock Person x3
Reference: FEB20239893
Location: Ouse Washes, Manea, PE15 – Cambridgeshire
Salary: £26,180.00 - £29,043.00 Per Annum
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance, 26 days annual leave
Duration: 6 months

Do you have a passion to work with beef cattle on the largest area of wetland grassland in the country? We are looking for up to 3 stock people to work as part of a 6-person team responsible for the management of 2000 beef cattle on the Ouse Washes on a 6-month contract.

The main duties will include daily shepherding, cattle movements, routine veterinary treatments, treating ailments, assisting with record-keeping, and maintaining infrastructure.

What we need from you;

Essential skills, knowledge & experience:

  • Some experience of working with cattle (but this will be an excellent opportunity to gain further knowledge of how a large scale cattle grazing operation functions);
  • Good basic knowledge of all aspects of cattle husbandry;
  • Knowledge of essential record keeping requirements;
  • Ability to work as part of a team; and
  • Able to occasionally work alone with minimal supervision.

Desirable skills, knowledge & experience:

  • Sit astride ATV and Off Road 4x4 certificates;
  • Good understanding of agricultural and conservation land management;
  • Relevant ecological knowledge relating to grazing as a management tool;
  • Proficient and competent in a range of land management tasks related to the grazing operation
  • Problem solving skills.

Additional Information:

  • Tractor driving experience is not essential
  • Training will be provided by senior staff in all aspects of cattle management and welfare.

Closing date: 23:59, Monday 20th March 2023

We will be looking to conduct interviews for this position on the 27th March 2023

To find out more, or to complete your application online, please CLICK HERE.

Closing Date: 20/03/2023  Location: Ouse Washes, Manea, PE15

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