Jersey Girls Dairy in Chester VT is seeking a highly motivated individual to take on a dual-role of Herd Manager and Value-added Production Assistant. Jersey Girls Dairy is a diversified grass-based dairy farming enterprise with growing markets and product-lines. Production practices are Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) certified humane, and the farm owner/operator is a cutting-edge leader of the local foods movement. The herd consists of a 25 registered Jerseys in-milk, plus young stock that are rotationally grazed, and bull calves are raised for Rose Veal. The farm also has a pastured poultry flock of 350 laying hens. The on farm micro dairy bottles milk and will be producing butter and soft cheese in the near future. The farm’s milk is also sent to a local cheese maker for the production of cheese marketed under the Jersey Girls brand. Raw milk is also sold to other local cheese makers.
Job Description: Manage and perform the daily operations of the dairy, including: milking, feeding, herd health and reproduction; feeding/raising calves, cleaning and barn maintenance and pasture management. Record-keeping and prevention management are vital characteristics for this position. Animal health/well-being, cleanliness, nutrition, and milk quality are key elements to the principles and success of Jersey Girls Dairy. This staff member will assist in the micro dairy with milk processing.
Requirements: The ideal candidate will be a self starter, dependable and responsible. A dairy background is required as is the interest to continue with development of the farm’s markets and the Jersey Girls brand. This is a position with long term equity potential for the right candidate. This is a great opportunity to participate in the start up of our new cheese and butter operation.
Compensation: Salary is dependent on experience, housing for single person or family. The position will start as soon as possible.
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