Cricket Creek Farm is looking to hire a part-time milker to join our team!
Cricket Creek Farm is a small, grass-based cow dairy nestled in the Berkshire hills of Williamstown, MA. We produce raw milk, grass-fed beef and whey-fed pork, in addition to 7 different styles of artisanal farmstead cheeses. We generally milk between 30-35 cows, and care for about 80 animals in total. Our dairy herd consists of pure Brown Swiss and Jersey cows as well as a variety of crosses as we have been breeding with Normande and New Zealand Fresian genetics. The beef herd is also mixed with some pure Hereford and Belted Galloway crosses.
This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in working with animals, supporting local agriculture, and reliable work with room for growth. While this roles require quite a bit of independence, you will be joining a fun, small team of people passionate about food and farming.
- Bring cows in for and take them back out to pasture after milking
- Cleaning milking parlor
- Feeding and bedding calves
- Feeding and bedding pigs
If interested in additional work, other farm work that is typically done by milkers is available:
- Cleaning dairy barn with skid steer and bedding dairy cows
- Other bedding and feeding tasks
- Assorted basic maintenance and cleaning
Compensation starts at $14.25 per hour and is based on relevant experience. Staff also receive fresh raw milk and cheese and a 20% discount on all farm store products including our pasture-raised beef & veal and our whey-fed pork.
Scheduled shifts are somewhat flexible but are around 3PM to 8PM, depending on the season. Morning shifts may be available for someone who is able to make a strong commitment. A minimum of 4 milking shifts per week; at this time, the particular days worked are flexible.
Applicants must be able to lift 50 lbs, follow instructions well, have good attention to detail, strong ability to work independently, enjoy physical work and working with animals. Experience milking and working with cows or other livestock is required.
Cricket Creek Farm is a small, grass-based cow dairy nestled in the Berkshire hills of Williamstown, MA. We produce raw milk, grass-fed beef & veal and whey-fed pork, in addition to 7 different styles of artisanal farmstead cheeses. We milk 35-40 cows at a time and care for about 80 animals in total. Our Mission is to produce nourishing food that honors our animals, respects the land, and feeds our community, and to exemplify a sustainable model for small-farm viability. We sell our cheese, raw milk, beef, veal, and pork in our farm store, alongside a wide range of local products. We also sell our cheese at a number of farmers markets we attend throughout the area.
To apply, please email Topher at email@example.com with a resume and brief description of why you are interested in the position.
Start date is ASAP.
This job was edited 07/16/22; if it is up, we are still interested in receiving applications!