The Company

Shearwell Data Limited was formed in 1990, primarily to provide animal identification solutions for farmers. This includes the manufacture of ear tags for cattle, sheep and pigs, the development of farm management software for beef and sheep farmers, electronic identification systems for livestock and a web-based database for data storage, transfer and comparison.

The location

 Shearwell Data Limited is a privately-owned company based on a working sheep farm on Exmoor. It combines the benefits of working in a friendly, rapidly-growing high-technology business with the advantages of living in a rural environment.

 The prospects

 Shearwell today employs in excess of 60 people, and we are currently going through a phase of rapid expansion.  It’s a great place to work and to grow. So if you’d like to be part of this exciting environment, look at the current vacancies below and get in touch. (Or just send a C.V. and a cover letter telling us about yourself.)

Software Developer Vacancy

We are seeking creative, self-motivated and customer focused developers with experience of Windows based application development, able to work as part of a self-reliant, multi-discipline team on design, implementation and support of new and existing products and features.

Successful applicants will be degree qualified or equivalent, with a number of years of practical software development experience who can demonstrate a record of accomplishment for designing, developing and maintaining products in a commercial environment. Significant experience of C#, JavaScript, SQL databases and current web standard technologies such as HTML5 are essential.

Additional skills in any of the following areas would be of interest: Agile Methodologies, ASP.NET and MVC, Mobile Phone Apps, practical experience of working with livestock and knowledge of UK farming legislation. A professional, methodical approach, attention to detail and ability to work as part of a team are all important. Please be aware that this is a full-time, office-based role. Own transport (due to rural location) is a necessity. Starting salary will be dependent on skills and experience.

In the first instance, please send a CV and cover letter to Dr Mike Fletcher, Technical Manager, Shearwell Data Ltd, Putham, Wheddon Cross, Minehead, Somerset. TA24 7AS. (No agencies)

Sales Representative

To cover Southern Scotland and Northern England

We are looking for a candidate who comes from an agricultural background and has a good understanding of the livestock industry.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate good communication and organisational skills as well as strong IT skills and marketing and promotion experience. In return we offer a competitive remuneration package in accordance with the applicant’s experience.

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter directly to

Shearwell is a founder member of ALIDMA, the industry body for UK animal identification manufacturers and suppliers