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Dairy Farm Help (von Trapp Farmstead)

Organization von Trapp Farmstead
Location 251 Common Road
Waitsfield, VT 05673
Description

von Trapp Farmstead is a family run organic-regenerative dairy in Waitsfield Vermont.  The dairy has been in our family since 1959.  In 2009 we started making cheese as a way to keep the farm in the family and create a more sustainable business.  We believe strongly in organic-regenerative practices and keeping Vermont a working landscape. We work hard to take great care of the land and animals so that our cows produce the best milk so we can make delicious cheese!  In an effort to complete another waste stream loop and add the most value, we started raising whey fed pigs that happily consume whey, the byproduct of cheese making.  They are also fed spent grain from our neighbor brewer Lawson's Finest Liquids, and organic day old bread that would otherwise be composted. We turn our byproduct and our neighbors byproducts into delicious whey fed pork salami to accompany our fine line of cheeses!

To find out more about us and our business, please visit our website at www.vontrappfarmstead.com JOB DESCRIPTION

Want to milk cows? Want a physically demanding job?  Want to feel great about being an organic dairy farmer because you are farming the RIGHT way?  
Come join our team! Work with a group of people that has great pride in taking care of our animals, our land and each other.

We’re growing! We are currently in search of a part or full time help here at von Trapp Farm.  We are looking for the best possible candidate to be part of our organic milk production team.  Our milk production team is responsible for harvesting all the beautiful milk that goes into our award winning farmstead cheeses.

Full-Time position Dairy herd assistant manager responsibilities include:
  • morning and/or evening milking shifts
  • maintaining/cleaning milking machines/systems and equipment
  • building fences
  • pasture management
  • possible tractor work 
  • year round firewood processing
  • harvesting hay for winter
  • as well as other various farm jobs

We are looking for honest, hard working, reliable individuals to join our team. 
  • Positive attitude a must. 
  • Milking experience preferred, but not required. 
  • Ability to lift 50+ lbs regularly.
  • A willingness to learn is essential. 
  • Farm tractor experience preferred.
  • Chainsaw experience preferred.
  • Must like working with dairy cows.
  • Must enjoy working outdoors.
  • Early mornings and flexibility on weekend scheduling required.
  • Must be willing to reside locally
  • Competitive wages 
Date Posted September 1st, 2018
Deadline Open until filled
Categories Dairy, Cheese
Type Part Time
How to Apply kellyvt@vontrappfarmstead.com