Robertson of Stamford
Robertson of Stamford is a family run business comprised of mixed farming activities based at Shipley and Stamford Farms. Shipley is 970 acres of which 920 are permanent pasture, temporary grass and 50 acres rotational arable. It holds 1400 Breeding Ewes and followers. Stamford Farm is 860 acres of which 200 acres are permanent pasture and 660 in an arable rotation of mainly wheat, barley, rape and green crop. The herd of 90 breeding suckler cows and followers are housed at Stamford for winter and are summer grazed at both farms. There is a small team of 6 with additional help at peak times of the year.
To carry our day to day farming activities associated with livestock (sheep and cattle -see below), grassland and tractor work, including repairs and maintenance of the general fabric of the farm at Stamford and Shipley farms.
Vacancy full description:
Carry out effective care to the flock by looking as necessary and dealing with problems as they arise. Preventing onset of disease and other issues by following flock health plan
Carry out effective care to the Herd by looking as necessary and dealing with problems as they arise. Prevent ingress of disease and other issues by following Herd health plans.
To assist alongside current staff to prepare fields for arable and forage cropping and harvesting as necessary.
Use of Quad bike, tractor and trailers / appliances; servicing as required.
Forage and Grassland management
Grass-topping, drainage and weed management. Assist in silage and hay making as necessary, working to improve grassland and optimise the grazing potential of fields
Fencing and stock proofing
To ensure fields are stock proof and livestock remain in correct fields. Carry out running repairs to fencing, gates, hurdles, tools, water troughs etc.
Assist in keeping gutters/ drains and buildings watertight and clean. Assist with clearance of let properties as necessary.
Health and Safety
Carry out work in compliance with Health and Safety of self and others on the farms and
To contribute to improving fire safety, health and safety, waste management, etc. To keep all work and storage area clean and tidy
Cleaning, repairs and servicing
Keep sheds clean and tidy; clean and carry out running repairs on quads, trailers, and machinery related to work; clean sheep and cattle handling equipment and pens associated with daily activities.
Record Keeping and Administration
Keep Records in accordance with DEFRA cross compliance requirements and Farm Assurance schemes (NSF at present but this may vary) and send to office as required.
To keep records of flock and cattle movements including sales, purchases, births and deaths; keep sheep and cattle medicine books and records of medicines used; keep Tag records; and send to office as required.
Record Time keeping of work carried out on different enterprises and send to office on regular basis as required.
Training and Communication
Communicate with other members of staff and management as necessary and participate in quarterly team meetings to benefit of the business.
You may be required to undertake other duties from time to time as reasonably required by
Robertson of Stamford. You shall not work for anybody else while you are employed by Robertson of Stamford except by agreement. To assist on occasion with the maintenance of farm cottages, gardens and any other business enterprises that may arise
Future prospects: For the right candidate progression within the company
Qualifications required: Level 2 maths & English OR GCSE Grade C or above.
Must have a good working knowledge of cropping, sheep and cattle husbandry,
Things to consider:
Reality check: You must be able to get yourself to work via car – Please check before applying for the vacancy.
You will be required to work to the terms and conditions of your contract. This is an excellent opportunity for the right person to grow with this company.