Herdsman pay

In the pit

Livestock Farmer
The shoe is now firmly on the foot of the employee/ herdmans
If I’m looking at another job then rather being told you’re working these hours on these days for this money, it would be a case of me saying I’m doing this work on these days for this money
Or find someone else, if you can

Dead Rabbits

Hi everyone. Was wondering what your opinion is on a hourly rate/ salary for herdsman.
Herdsman is commuting 2 hours per day as there’s no available accommodation on farm. Responsibilities include x1 milking 250 cows at 4:30am, Feeding calves twice a day and all extra calf duties, responsible for all records/admin, foot trimming, weekly vet visits and other general farm work. 11 days on 3 off. 110 hours fortnightly. 55 per week.
Any advice much appreciated.
What is your opinion about that working situation? Not the pay, but the actual lifestyle that you have

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