CV reference number: 22058
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I am looking for a permanent position.  I have a variety of experience and skills including livestock work, cattle, sheep.  Bale carting, corn carting, loading and stacking, etc. for the arable season.  Experienced lamber and shepherding.  Reliable and responsible, work well with the team to get the job done.      

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsNot listed
Other qualifications

Livestock movement certificate

Equipment experienceFencing, Telehandler/fork lift, Tracked machine, Baler, Tractor
Other equipment experience

Machinery Experience: Manito Telehandler / JCB / Ford 6600 / Renault/ 360 diggers / Massey / Deutz tractors, Workshop skills, welding mig and arc, fabrication, repairs and servicing to machines and Landrover's.  Small amount of drilling and cultivation experience, but keen to do more.  Seasonal work.  Bale loading, stacking and carting / conventional baling/ tending, etc. Fencing. Post & rail. Stock wire and gates, etc.  Trailers, silage, dump, bale, livestock, etc. Sensible driver!  I also have a livestock movement certificate.

Livestock experienceCalving, Lambing, Sheep, Beef, Dairy
Other livestock experience

Assistant Shepherd for 5 years on a commercial sheep unit ,2000 ewes lambing December/January.  Small amount of dairy and beef experience, milking, feeding, bedding, stock movement, etc.  Mainly sheep experience though. I am responsible for most of the lambing in December/January, working alongside the farm manager and the other members of the team who all have their specific duties. We also have students visit the farm through the lambing period.  I teach them what to look out for and show them how to lamb a ewe when she needs help. My work for rest of the year involves, shepherding duties with the manager or in his absence along with carrying out foot trimming, vaccinating, drenching, crutching, etc. Helping the shearing contractors.  When I am not working with sheep I am responsible for all of the farm maintenance and building work along with maintaining machinery and fabricating/ welding and general workshop requirements.  Fencing, post and rail, stock fences, gates, etc.  Seasonal work experience, carting, bales, hay making, loading unloading, topping.

Type of farming wantedMainly Livestock
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence
Personal information
SexMale
Age56
NationalityBritish
First languageEnglish
Other languagesNone
Pen picture

5ft 5in 10 stone

Relevant health problems

none

Other Information
Marital status

Yes, Wife also an experienced lambing assistant, milk bar rearing of 700 lambs with exceptional results ! My wife has experience with breeding groups , vaccinations, drenching , foot trimming etc etc an all round shepherdess with an very good eye for detail. Experienced dog handler agility and working sheep dogs. I have added this to my cv to let people know that my wife understands the farming life style ie , the animals come first ! And farming is a way of life ! That we both enjoy .

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

Assistant shepherd / General farm worker. 2000 breeding ewes, lambing in December/ January. Responsibilities Day time lambing , tmr feeding , bedding up pens and any other work required at this very busy time , working with the team to get the job done! I am an experienced lamber and would often teach visiting students how to lamb . The rest of the year I was general shepherding work , grazing control, stock movement, transporting lambs to the abattoir, I have a livestock movement certificate.  Foot trimming vaccinations, worming, treatment, crovect and click.  Assisting with AI of family groups, semen collection from rams. General farm work. Other skills Chainsaw, strimmers, mowers, spraying,fencing, stock and post and rail, gates Farm and property building maintenance, welding and fabrication, tractor and vehicle services. General building work, brick and block work, painting and decorating.  Machinery experience. Telehandler, JCB , Manitou, Merlo . Keenan and Sherborne mixers Tractors Massey, Renault, Ford, John Deere.  Trailers, Dump trailers, bale, corn, livestock and plant trailers, etc.  360 diggers, post bangers, quick fencer, post hole borer, toppers, rakes, rollers, bale cart.

Hobbies

I enjoy fishing, coarse and fly.

Preferences
AvailabilityStart: 01/01/2018, Finish: 08/12/2035
Type of jobPermanent
Preferred regionAnywhere
Where would you like to work?Oxfordshire, Northampton areas
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