Employment Opportunities

Stockperson / Livestock Assistant (24.09.17)
A stockperson / livestock assistant is required by Agricola Growers Ltd.
The business runs 1200 ewes producing finished lambs and 200 beef cattle destined for premium markets based near Saltash in South East Cornwall. The livestock enterprises are part of a larger farming business which provides contract farming services to landowners as well as growing and processing potatoes and vegetables for major food businesses.
Working both as part of a small team and individually the successful applicant will be able to take daily responsibility for the enterprises in the absence of other staff.
The role will, amongst other tasks, include the following:
Carrying out daily livestock tasks such as checking stock, feeding and bedding up.
The administration of veterinary medicines.
Moving and erecting Rappa electric fencing using a quad bike.
Transporting livestock between the various blocks of land using a landrover or tractor drawn trailer.
Assistance with lambing and the selection of finished stock.
A willingness to assist with other general farm duties and tractor work at busy times would be an advantage.
This is a full time position with a requirement to provide weekend cover on a rota system.
Some formal training would be an advantage although on the job training is provided as required.
A full UK driving licence is essential, with a trailer licence an advantage.
Applications to Jeremy Oatey, Agricola Growers Ltd, West Antony Farm, Antony, Torpoint, Cornwall, PL11 3AB or Jeremy@Agricolagrowers.co.uk
For further information on a confidential basis please ring Jeremy Oatey on 01752 816330 or 07774 865199.