JV Dairy Opportunity Dorset

An exciting opportunity to contract dairy farm has arisen in Dorset with a 1st October start.  The suitable person would initially manage the herd for one year, with the intention of taking on a formal contract farming arrangement for an initial five-year period.  The current farming family are looking to take a step back and relinquish day to day responsibility of dairy farming whilst sharing the farming profit going forward.  They are willing to invest in the dairy where required for the longer term.

The farm is 96ha adjusted with 65ha grazable with dairy.  170 cubicles, 16 X16 parlour which needs updating to increase throughput, currently milking 130 cows at 6500L per cow, with 4250L from forage, in two blocks on a manufacturing milk contract.  Maize and wholecrop are grown also.  There is scope to increase cow numbers longer term.

We are looking for a person with experience of managing a dairy herd, the ability to manage money, possesses excellent stockperson skills, has experience and interest in grass management, has the ability to get on with people and has capital to invest in livestock and machinery longer term.
This would ideally be suited to an existing herdsperson or dairy manager who is looking to take the next step up in their dairy farming career.

If you are interested in this proposal and like the challenge of dairy farming rewarding you more for your input and ability, working in a picturesque part of the country, with a longer term commitment to dairy farming, then please contact Gerard Finnan of The Farm Consultancy Group on 07976 426420 or email  gerardfinnan@fcgagric.com.

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