CV reference number: 20386
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Very hard working and very enthusiastic welsh farmers son. Experienced operator/mechanic, experienced with expensive machinery, welding/fabrication, maintenance, pedigree and commercial livestock, milking, shearing, herd and flock health and more (including a brush)!!!!

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsCity and Guilds, NVQ Level 1,2,3, NVQ Level 1,2
Other qualificationsQualified vehicle body repairer and Fully qualified vehicle mechanic specialising in 4x4's!! Qualified and certified to transport livestock over long distances of more than 8hrs!!
Equipment experienceDrilling, Ploughing, Fencing, Other harvesters, Telehandler/fork lift, Tracked machine, Baler, Tractor
Other equipment experienceI have experience with a variety of tractors and grass and muck machinery like mowers/tedders/rakes/combibalers/wrapper/harrows/muck spreaders/slurry pumping and tankers. I have vast experience with john deere, new Holland, case and jcb tractors and I have ran and maintained both john deere 744 and c440r combi balers as well as a pichon 20cbm self loading slurry tankers complete with 12-18m dribble bars and trailing shoes and pichon rear discharge spreaders. I also have experience with a variety of cultivation equipment like ploughing/de-stoning/stubble cultivation/power harrowing/seedbed preparation/drilling etc. I also have some experience with vegetable harvesting as well, but not a great deal. I really enjoy working in a workshop just because i enjoy repairing machinery and getting things going again. I have designed and fabricated some feed barriers, bale trailers and cattle/sheep handling systems for our family farm and for friends. I have numerous hours experience with tele handlers and pivot steer loaders loading lorries and stacking in sheds as well as high stacking square and round bales. I have also done stock and post and rail fencing over the years.
Livestock experienceCalving, Lambing, Sheep, Beef, Dairy
Other livestock experienceI have experience with dairy cattle as well as pedigree beef and commercial suckler herds and sheep. I have experience lambing and and also with other jobs associated with the sheep, foot trimming/dosing/shearing/dagging/vaccinating and preparing tups. I also have experience with calving, tagging, worming, de-horning and castrating of calves and now do it for a couple of local farms. I have some experience with horses after working on a well established stud farm in NEWMARKET, SUFFOLK. 3 years experience working on a pedigree angus farm in northern Sweden where I looked after the farm while the owners travelled abroad.
Type of farming wantedMainly Arable
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence, international, tractor
Personal information
First languageEnglish
Other languagesWelsh
Pen picture6'2, muscular build.
Relevant health problemsNONE
Other InformationI'm hard working and dedicated to a job. I like to give 110% to every job i do. I am by no means an expert in anything and i am very willing to learn as i am a firm believer in learning new things. I am able to travel to anywhere for work. I do enjoy temp work as it enables me to work on different farms and see how other people farm as no one really farms the same way which i find rather interesting but I would prefer long term and would like to find somewhere where I can settle down now. I really want to gain more experience in everything agricultural and hope to be able to attend a few courses over the next couple of yrs.
Marital status
Where are you currently living?SA47, Ceredigion, Wales.
Do you have the right to work in the UK?Yes
Farming backgroundI currently live and work on my family's mixed farm on the west coast of Wales as well as holding down a full time job working for a local multi franchise 4x4 dealership as a mechanic. My family currently farm around 300 acres, 200 of which is owned and the rest is rented for the summer and winter. They have around 150 head of cattle of which, 70 are pedigree Simmentals (which they breed for themselves) and the rest is a mixed continental herd. They also have around 1100 crossbred sheep. I spent 8yrs training and working within the automotive industry as a mechanic and panel beater/sprayer. I have a very extensive range of tools and equipment which can be brought with me to suitable jobs. I have done relief farm work for some local farms in my area and in eastern England. I have spent 3 yrs working on dairy farms gaining experience within the dairy sector. I have worked for three local contractors over the last 8 yrs gaining experience with various grass and muck machinery. I have also worked for 3yrs on a couple of farms on the east coast of England gaining experience on the harvest and with cultivation work which i really enjoyed and made a lot of new friends. I have worked in Scotland for 8 months where i worked on a family farm by Edinburgh finishing off the harvest and drilling. In 2012 i worked for a large contractor on a large dairy farm milking over 650 pedigree Friesian twice a day and operating a jcb 434 pushing in silage during the summer. I was also doing some night lambing on two different farms in the spring. I have just returned from working on a farm out in Northern Sweden where for the last 3yrs i have headed up a small successful contracting business (in a very challenging environment) therefore giving the owner more time to focus on his pedigree Aberdeen Angus herd. Main duties included hiring and training of temp staff for the summer harvests, communicating with different farmers (in Swedish), meeting goals and deadlines, ensuring all equipment was fully maintained in order for it to be running smoothly and efficiently and also to ensure the jobs undertaken were carried out to the farmers satisfaction!! I have also worked very closely with the farmer rearing and preparing sale and show animals and also with delivery across Europe.
HobbiesI enjoy full contact sports and motor sports as well as hunting/shooting and off roading.  
AvailabilityStart: 02/10/2017, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobAny
Preferred regionAnywhere
Where would you like to work?Anywhere
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