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I have over 17 years experience with working with sheep and lambings. I have assisted in the care and vaccinations of mostly 'Scottish blackfaces' and 'north hill cheviots' although I have experience working with pedigree texles, beltex, zwartbles etc etc. Worked contracts on several types of farms from lowland to hill farming. Dosing and vaccinating ewes and lambs, preparing them for tupping, feet trimming, hefting them to parts of the hill, tick management. Have used modern farming techniques as well as the more traditional methods of hill farming which I find very enjoyable. I have recently returned from looking after a hill farm up in Sutherland for a few weeks due to the farmers illness. With 150 head of ewes due to lamb and 50 highland cows that are calving

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsCity and Guilds
Other qualifications

ATV cert

Equipment experienceTelehandler/fork lift, Fencing
Other equipment experience

Experience in Off road driving, using ATV's. Argo cats. Quite a lot of chain saw experience and valid certificate of competence. I have done a lot of grassland maintenance work such as strimming. I have a vast experience in moorland management, heather burning, topping. Experience gathering, dosing, tagging some clipping experience. Over the years I have created Deer Management plans as well as the relevant Risk Assessment Plans in order to attain a safe and responsible approach to any work I have undertaken. I have good working dogs both gun dogs (deer dogs) and a working collie. I have the ability to carry out all the necessary hill farming jobs by working on my own or as part of a team. I have some experience of grouse management and sustaining red and black grouse numbers. Highly motivated with a good track record, communication skills, excellent manner and very reliable. I have an eye for detail and be used to working as part of a close-knit team as well as working on my own.      

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

17 years lambing experience, indoor and outdoor. Experience with problem lambings and taking sole charge of the lambing shed. Lambed a variety of different breeds, pedigree beltex and texles. Zwartbles, Cheviots etc etc etc. Done a couple of years calving of pedigree belted galloways Several years worth of experience rearing gamebirds from day olds to mature birds on shoot days. I have experience in red deer management as I was a helper for a forestry commission contractor with an annual full of 350 deer. Worked on rearing fields for over 10 years from egg collecting, incubating, medicating, wing clipping, bitting. I have a very close attention to detail and very aware on game bird/poultry diseases.

Type of farming wantedMainly Livestock
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence
Personal information
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SexFemale
Age25
NationalityScottish
First languageEnglish
Other languages
Pen picture

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Relevant health problems

No health problems

Other Information

I have 2 trainee gamekeepers that we have on placement on the shoot and rearing farm. I run a pheasant/partridge shoot in the borders which I have built up from a very small syndicate into a commercial driven shoot.  I have over 15 years experience with working with sheep and lambings. I have assisted in the care and vaccinations of mostly 'Scottish blackfaces' and 'north hill cheviots' although I have experience working with pedigree texles, beltex, zwartbles etc etc. Worked contracts on several types of farms from lowland to hill farming. Dosing and vaccinating ewes and lambs, preparing them for tupping, feet trimming, hefting them to parts of the hill, tick management. Have used modern farming techniques as well as the more traditional methods of hill farming which I find very enjoyable. Quite a lot of chain saw experience and valid certificate of competence. I have done a lot of grassland maintenance work such as strimming. I have a vast experience in moorland management, heather burning, topping. Experience gathering, dosing, tagging some clipping experience. Over the years I have created Deer Management plans as well as the relevant Risk Assessment Plans in order to attain a safe and responsible approach to any work I have undertaken. I have good working dogs both gun dogs (deer dogs) and a working collie. I have the ability to carry out all the necessary hill farming jobs by working on my own or as part of a team. I have some experience of grouse management and sustaining red and black grouse numbers. Highly motivated with a good track record, communication skills, excellent manner and very reliable. I have an eye for detail and be used to working as part of a close-knit team as well as working on my own. Several years worth of experience rearing gamebirds from day olds to mature birds on shoot days. I have experience in red deer management as I was a helper for a forestry commission contractor with an annual full of 350 deer. 

Marital status

No children

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

I have over 17 years experience in working with sheep and lambing. I have done night lambings (preferred), day lambing, hill lambing and outdoor lambing. I have experience in a vast range of lambing skills, I'm used to being left on my own in sole charge of the lambing shed. I work well on my own and with others (I'm used to working on my own when I do night lambing)

Hobbies

Deer stalking, training gun dogs, fishing, clay pigeon shooting

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AvailabilityStart: 12/03/2018, Finish: 31/03/2018
Type of jobTemporary
Preferred regionAnywhere
Where would you like to work?Scotland
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