W J Heard
A beef, sheep and arable farm in Hartland, Bideford, is pleased to be able to offer an agriculture apprenticeship opportunity. The successful candidate will be trained in all aspects of livestock farming, alongside some estate and maintenance activities.
Lutsford Farm is looking for someone who has the interest in building their agricultural experience and practical knowledge. A keen interest in livestock is essential, although you will gain a broad understanding of all trades performed on the farm.
Typical tasks will include:
- General yard work
- Feeding the animals – making up the feed and measuring ingredients
- Preparing bedding and mucking out
- Animal care and management
- Supporting with calving and lambing
- Cleaning the yard
- Livestock work – TB testing and helping the farmer with vaccinating when necessary
- Tractor driving (once trained). This would include rolling, loader work, muck spreading, mowing and topping
- Fencing and estate maintenance
- General farm work as directed by the farmer or supervisor
The apprentice will work closely with the farmer as you will be an essential part of the business.
You will learn primarily on the job and gain an industry recognised qualification. As with all farming jobs, you will need to love the industry, working with animals and working outside in ALL weathers. You will need to be very reliable and punctual; farming is an industry where hard graft and a good attitude is needed.
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- Address Bideford, Devon
- Salary Offer 0 - £10,000
- Experience Level No Experience Necessary
- Total Years Experience 0-5