Livestock Person

Chatteris, England, gb
Company: RSPB
Category: Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Published on 2021-06-14 06:03:53

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 2 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.

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);
  • Educated to at least diploma level or equivalent;
  • 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 operations; and
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Please note that a tractor driving experience is not essential, and training will be provided by senior staff in all aspects of cattle management and welfare.

    Rented accommodation is available on-site. We will be looking to conduct interviews for this position on 6th April 2021.

    Should you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact .

    Good luck!

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