CV reference number: 19378
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Harvest worker. Experienced with tractors and telehandlers. Based in Northumberland but willing to travel. Reliable, flexible.

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsMSc, NCA, NDA, City and Guilds
Other qualifications

ANCA in Lowland Sheep Production, College Diploma in Farm Management, MSc Sustainable Agriculture,Telescopic Loader.

Equipment experienceTractor, Telehandler/fork lift, Fencing, Ploughing
Other equipment experience

Corn and straw carting. Ploughing and cultivations. Telehandler experience loading lorries, mucking out and stacking bales. Last 2 harvests involved 14tonne trailers and tractors ranging from 140-200hp. 2500 combined acres through a 35' header. Alot of work loader based- Manitou. Hedge cutting experience in the past.

Livestock experienceBeef, Pig, Sheep, Lambing, Calving
Other livestock experience

Shepherded flocks up to 2500 ewes. Last permanent job involved full managerial responsibilities for 1000 ewes lambing three times a year providing lamb for own butchers shops. Have worked in hill and upland situations as well as lowland flock management. Was a contract lamber for several years with mainly repeat contracts.Willing to run a lambing set-up. Experience of night and outdoor lambing.  I worked on the farm where I lambed for 4 years and was given the chance to run the shed; from fairly similar scanning numbers I was able to raise the true lambing % from approx' 165 to 189 while reducing the staffing level. In Norfolk was given a blank sheet of paper and set up a successful lambing operation which once again raised performance with reduced labour input; resulting in a lambing % over the three flocks of 175, bearing in mind some were lambing in January and May which resulted in reduced prolificacy and the ewes were of less prolific breeds. Beef rationing with Keenan wagon.

Type of farming wantedMainly Arable
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence, tractor
Personal information
SexMale
Age56
NationalityBritish
First languageEnglish
Other languages
Pen picture

1.65 metre. 70kg

Relevant health problems

none

Other Information

Willing to work in any position within a large or small set-up. Not distracted by social media. Non-smoker.

Marital status

Married, no children

Where are you currently living?Northumberland
Do you have the right to work in the UK?Yes
Farming background

I have over 20 years experience of working within a broad spectrum of mixed farming environments working predominantly with livestock but regularly involved in harvest tasks. Brought up on an arable family farm in Lincolnshire. Experience has ranged from small family farms to large estates in various locations in the UK. I have often had to work independently using my initiative in order to deliver results. Often have had to do stock tasks before joining in the harvest team each day. Work has involved corn store management. Previous employer shifting to full-time staff rather than seasonal.

Hobbies

Scuba diving. Sailing. Hill walking

Preferences
AvailabilityStart: 30/06/2018, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobSeasonal
Preferred regionAnywhere
Where would you like to work?Anywhere
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