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Farm Hand

Haye Farm Partnership
Haye Farm, Musbury, Axminster EX13 8ST

Posted: 11 Nov 2021

Deadline: 26 Dec 2021

Compensation: Dependent on experience

Paid Full-time Permanent

Job description

Haye Farm is looking for an experienced mixed livestock farmer to join our small team. Haye Farm is a certified Organic farm covering just over 400 acres of beautiful countryside in East Devon. We currently have a small heard of suckler cows comprising of Red Devons and English long horns but hold an equally strong focus on raising store cattle for our butchery. We also have Exlana ewes grazing in small paddocks and are moved regularly through our mob grazing system. Our 12 breeding sows are integrated into the mixed system by cultivating ground ready for arable. We grow heritage grains and wheat as well as combi crops for animal feed (pigs and chickens), using the straw for bedding down the laying hens and cattle during the winter. 

An interest in Organic farming systems is preferable or a willingness to learn about such systems. Experience in handling livestock: cattle, sheep and pigs. Full driving license is essential for tractor driving, mule and quadbike. 

Must be willing to work flexible hours and weekends (not every weekend).  Flexible hours due to seasonality, calving and lambing. 

Accomodation available: One bedroom annex

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About Haye Farm Partnership

Haye Farm, 73 acre mixed organic farm located in East Devon comprises a number of small businesses. We have a herd of Red Devon cows, breeding Gloucester Old Spot sows, Exlana sheep, egg laying chickens, a butchery and a brewery, for which we grow heritage grains. Our aim is to create sustainable food systems which support high levels of productivity whilst encouraging an increase in biodiversity and wildlife.