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Relief Milker and Creamery Production (Sweet Rowen Farmstead)

Organization Sweet Rowen Farmstead
Location 538 Lafont Rd
West Glover, Vermont 05875
Description

Job Summary:

We are a small farm in West Glover, VT looking to hire someone to help with relief milking on our 36 cow dairy as well as assist in our farmstead creamery on production days. The position will work directly with the herd manager at the farm and head cheese maker in the creamery and would be ideal for anyone looking to learn more about dairy farming and farmstead cheese.

 

Responsibilities and Duties:

-20 hours per week with more hours potentially available.

-Barn chores 5-6 shifts per week. One weekend day per week a must. Some early mornings a must. Shifts start at 5am and 3:30pm and last about 3 hours.

-Work with farm managers to complete all chores including milking cows, herd health, calf care, barn cleaning, and feeding.

-Assist with creamery production days on Tuesdays and Fridays beginning at 9am. Tasks include wrapping, packing, and cutting cheese; packing orders, bottling milk, and cleaning projects.

 

Qualifications and Skills:

-Previous milking or creamery experience a plus but not a must. Previous experience working with large animals a plus. Must like cows.

-Keen observation skills.

-Attention to detail.

-Ability to work well in small group settings and alone.

-Cleanliness.

-Follow instructions well.

-Ability to take criticism and provide feedback.

-Lift 50#

-Valid drivers license and reliable transportation

 

Compensation:

-Starting at $12/hour but can offer more based on experience.

-Potential housing opportunity available on site.

-Milk and Cheese.

 

How to Apply:

Send a cover letter and resume to Paul at farmvt@gmail.com. Please put your name, contact information, and times you are available for a phone interview in the email body. Thank you!

Website:http://sweetrowen.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sweetrowenfarmstead/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/sweetrowen/about/?tab=overview

Date Posted September 11th, 2019
Deadline Open until filled
# of Positions Available 1
Categories Dairy, Cheese
Type Part Time
Compensation -Starting at $12/hour but can offer more based on experience. -Potential housing opportunity available on site. -Milk and Cheese.
How to Apply Send a cover letter and resume to Paul at farmvt@gmail.com. Please put your name, contact information, and times you are available for a phone interview in the email body. Thank you!