CV reference number: 25699
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I am an Assistant Herdsman with 7 years experience, currently living in Bideford, Devon. I am looking for a new challenge and looking to locate to West Cornwall. I am honest, reliable, fit, strong and great with stock.

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsBtec, City and Guilds
Other qualifications

HND Health and Exercise Science (Distinction) A Levels Geography & Sports Studies. GCSE's Math, English Language, German, Geography.

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

Some basic tractor and Loadal work like feeding out bails, scraping up and some ground work like rolling fields . Need more experience to become competent. I have my City & Guilds/ NPTC Tractor ticket. I have an Atv safety certificate and have experience driving quad bikes and two wheelers.

Livestock experienceDairy, Calving
Other livestock experience

Working with young stock, worming and vaccinating, feeding calves and moving stock. De-horning. Heat detection. Treating down cows / milk fever. Mastitis detection. Solo milking. Setting up breaks. Drafting stock. Drenching stock. Bagging and tagging calves. Giving boluses. Stock work is my favourite aspect of the job.

Type of farming wantedMixed Farming
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence
Personal information
SexMale
Age38
NationalityBritish
First languageEnglish
Other languages
Pen picture

180 cm tall, 90kg Muscular build. Blond hair .

Relevant health problems

None

Other Information
Marital status

not at present.

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

I went over to New Zealand on a working holiday visa in 2011 and started out as a farm hand.I was part of a team Milking 850 cows twice daily through a 50 bale rotary. My other duties included herding cattle, setting up breaks, dusting the paddocks and other general farm duties. I then followed my partner to Southland and joined a self contained farm milking 400 cows twice daily through a 32 a side hb. I progressed up to Assistant Herd Manager running the shed and managing one farm hand. I have some tractor experience but no experience with AI . I do however have some experience treating" down cows" and treating cows with mastitis. On arriving back in the UK I moved to Penzance where I worked as an assistant herdsman milking 400 cows twice daily through a 25/25 hb. The cows are fed on the New Zealand system and fed maize and self fed silage in the winter. My role included solo milking, stock and basic tractor work, mastitis control, moving young stock and setting up breaks. I worked there for 8 months covering for the assistant herdsman whilst he was in NZ on a silage contract. I then moved to a spring calving herd in Bude, then onto Bideford as an Assistant herdsman where I currently reside, I have been here for 4 and a half years . I have attended a hoof trimming course but have not yet been able to use it as we have a specific person who does cows feet. . I can work on my own initiative and very well in a team, working to a high standard. I can do basic tractor work. I am at my most content doing hard graft and working out in the fields getting my hands dirty. Happy doing all the mundane jobs nobody else likes.

Hobbies

I love the outdoors and Body Boarding. I attend live music and festivals.I Iove food and drink. I like to travel overseas and experience different culures.

Preferences
AvailabilityStart: 18/11/2018, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobPermanent
Preferred regionSouth West
Where would you like to work?West Cornwall
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