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Shepherd position available

A unique opportunity is available to join a team of three shepherds managing a progressive flock of 4,000 ewes achieving very high levels of output, integrated within a large arable business in Rutland.

The business was set up in 1971 with two farms working together to get the benefit of scale and grow combinable crops, sugar beet and forage rape as well as a large sheep flock. The farms have grown to 3,500 acres with the sheep on land unsuitable for arable production.

There are three full time shepherds, three arable men and a fitter on the farm.

A 3 Bedroom House is available in village.               Normally 1 in 3 weekends off.

Shepherd Position Requirements

The successful applicant will have some shepherding experience but most importantly will be self-motivated and keen to develop their skills and experience.

As Shepherd, you will:

  • Be enthusiastic to learn
  • Have experience of lambing sheep
  • Be able to identify sheep that are unwell and treat them  
  • Be a team player
  • Own Sheepdog is essential.

The Shepherd will have the following skills; however training can be provided to cover any gaps:

  • Full Driving Licence with trailer
  • Teleporter licence
  • Dipping certificate
  • Animal medicines certificate  

Suitable skills / experience may include: Farm Livestock Person, Farmer’s Son, Shepherd, Farm Livestock Assistant.

To apply for this Shepherd job click below to upload your CV.