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The island of Sark is looking for a new dairy farmer

There’s one thing applicants need to qualify

The small, car-free island of Sark in the Channel Islands is looking for a new dairy farmer to help with its farming — but in order to qualify for the job, the successful applicant must bring their own cows along with them.

Sark is home to around 400 people who have been relying on imported milk for more than a year, but now want to swap back to locally-sourced produce, including milk, cream and cheese.

The successful applicant needs to have a wealth of farming experience and be able to manage their own business. “We need people with dairy farming experience. Ideally, a couple who are wanting to develop a new business,” explains Richard Axton, organiser of the Sark community dairy, in a BBC video report.

The production of milk, cream and cheese on Sark would benefit local businesses who came to rely on the products when they were being made on the island. A Sark chocolate-maker, for example, needs the unique flavour of Sark cream to satisfy her recipe.

Known as the ‘jewel of the Channel Islands’, Sark has unspoilt landscapes and beautiful unpaved roads. There are no cars here and also no airport, so the only mode of transport for locals is by horse and carriage, making it a true escape from modern life.

The old dairy was originally run by Chris Nightingale but was shut down after he retired.

Could you be fit for the role? The BBC report says: “If you think your cows can handle a ferry trip, maybe this is the job for.” For more information, visit


Source: Country Living

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