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Farm Manager Assistant (Graduate)


Are you searching for a role to provide you with a serious step into industry?

A new and exciting position has arisen for a graduate to join our newly developed trial farm in Somerset, near Frome. Long Lane Development Farm is a Buitelaar owned professional rearing facility, offering huge opportunity for a young, ambitious individual wanting to progress in their career.

Offering a state-of-the-art facility, Long Lane Development Farm holds continuous industry-leading on-farm trials, research and development, helping to drive the cattle industry forwards.

Benefit from:

  • Opportunity to work on a state-of-the-art calf rearing facility, utilising innovative systems & technologies in the workplace.
  • Understand and contribute to the research & development with industry experts
  • Learn from and work with a highly experienced, knowledgeable, and qualified team
  • Work directly alongside our Development Farm Manager
  • Work with our supply chain veterinary partners
  • Participation in industry leading Open Days involving key stakeholders and progressive producers
  • Access to working group meetings & on-site farm visits with senior management

Daily tasks include, but are not limited to:

Record Keeping:

  • Completion & upkeep of farm records including trial work processes & procedures in line with pre agreed protocols including:
    • Vaccinations
    • Disbudding

Managing milk feeding

  • Timings
  • Milk feed plans
  • Weaning procedures
  • Managing required staffing levels in line with calf intakes

Selecting calves:

  • Assisting farm manager in selecting calves for licenses and orders with the aim to select calves while the farm manager is on leave

Health management:

  • Work alongside supply chain vets to develop and apply health plan measures
  • Following and ensuring health plans are adhered to, identifying sick animals, following treatment protocols
  • Identifying areas of improvement to management of treatment protocols


  • Understanding the concentrate feeding routine, ration transition protocols, cake to blend, higher protein cake to lower etc.
  • Working with supply chain nutritionists to develop feed plans

Shed preparation:

  • Steam cleaning
  • Cleaning of feeding and management equipment
  • Disinfection of pens in preparation for new batches of calves


  • Upkeep of general farm hygiene and maintenance
  • Engaging in farm tours with customers, suppliers and guests and relevant meetings.


  • Tractor driving, including but not limited to straw chopping, mucking out sheds, operating auger bucket

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