CV reference number: 34335
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Experienced stock-man looking for a challenge. 

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsNCA
Other qualifications

PA1 Chemicals, PA2 Spraying, PA6 Knapsack spraying, Chainsaw certificate, Forklift certificate, Quadbike certificate, Animal transport, Dipping, Blue seal shearing. Current shotgun and fire arms certificates. Full driving licence.

Equipment experienceTractor, Combine, Baler, PA1, PA2, Telehandler/fork lift, Fencing, Ploughing
Other equipment experience

Fencing, hay and silage making , harvesting , cultivations , fertilizing and spraying.

Livestock experienceBeef, Sheep, Lambing, Calving
Other livestock experience

I am currently responsible for 1400 commercial sheep. I organise all the requirements for the sheep year: Feeding- including moving sheep to outlying pastures and finishing lambs on root crops using an electric fencing system. Breeding including – Selection of stock for breeding, show and sale and the purchase of new breeding lines. Tupping, and selection of lambs for slaughter. Lambing including; organising the vet students who assist with the lambing; scanning and tagging the lambs at birth using the Shearwell EID system-linking the lambs to ewes and linking the sire for pedigree sheep. In this position I have also been required to organise the programming of embryo transplant, and AI using Highlanders and Primeras from New Zealand. Healthcare including- vaccination, booking the shearers, application of insecticides for external parasites, worming using a reduced worming programme with faecal egg counting, foot trimming, crutching. I complete all administrational requirements regarding the keeping of sheep, additionally the export of Pedigree sheep to Europe. I thoroughly enjoy attending the national shows and sales, engaging with the public and other breeders and am a breed judge and on the breed society council. In the past I have been highly placed at most shows and sold the highest priced Oxford Down ram on record at the breed sale 2009. 1998-2004 Estate Responsible for 800 commercial sheep and 100 suckler cows, finishing all the stock on the farm and overseeing the conversion to organic. 1991-1998 Green Cross Farm Self employed, working with sheep, beef. Stock fencing, shearing, and tractor operations. I was an adviser on the small shepherds club committee regularly presenting seminars and running workshops on all aspects of sheep husbandry. 1983-1991 Lower Roundhurst Managing sheep, suckler beef, and all duties concerning the welfare of livestock. Whilst in this position I was also the gamekeeper and responsible for forestry maintenance and deer management. I built up the shoot from scratch by improving the woodland habitat; planning the layout of and putting in cover crops; siting and building the release pens. Daily maintenance of the birds was my responsibility and included; feeding; watering; vermin control; pen maintenance and dogging in. In the last year I was there it had built up to eight days shooting with an average bag of 150. 1982-1983 Bishops Stortford Managing 400 sheep and finishing 150 head of beef.

Type of farming wantedMainly Livestock
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence
Personal information
Profile Picture
SexMale
Age55
NationalityBritish
First languageEnglish
Other languages
Pen picture

5ft 11 15stone Fit and active.

Relevant health problems

None

Other Information

None

Marital status

I have a long time partner, Debs, and 4 daughters.

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

I am currently responsible for 1200 commercial sheep. I organise all the requirements for the sheep year: Feeding- including moving sheep to outlying pastures and finishing lambs on root crops using an electric fencing system. Breeding including – Selection of stock for breeding, show and sale and the purchase of new breeding lines. Tupping, and selection of lambs for slaughter. Lambing including; organising the vet students who assist with the lambing; scanning and tagging the lambs at birth using the Shearwell EID system-linking the lambs to ewes and linking the sire for pedigree sheep. In this position I have also been required to organise the programming of embryo transplant, and AI using Highlanders and Primeras from New Zealand. Healthcare including- vaccination, booking the shearers, application of insecticides for external parasites, worming using a reduced worming programme with faecal egg counting, foot trimming, crutching. I complete all administrational requirements regarding the keeping of sheep, additionally the export of Pedigree sheep to Europe. I thoroughly enjoy attending the national shows and sales, engaging with the public and other breeders and am a breed judge and on the breed society council. We win or are highly placed at most shows and sold the highest priced Oxford Down ram on record at the breed sale 2009. 1998-2004  Estate Responsible for 800 commercial sheep and 100 suckler cows, finishing all the stock on the farm and overseeing the conversion to organic. 1991-1998 Green Cross Farm Self employed, working with sheep, beef. Stock fencing, shearing, and tractor operations. I was an adviser on the small shepherds club committee regularly presenting seminars and running workshops on all aspects of sheep husbandry. 1983-1991 Lower Roundhurst Managing sheep, suckler beef, and all duties concerning the welfare of livestock. Whilst in this position I was also the gamekeeper and responsible for forestry maintenance and deer management. I built up the shoot from scratch by improving the woodland habitat; planning the layout of and putting in cover crops; siting and building the release pens. Daily maintenance of the birds was my responsibility and included; feeding; watering; vermin control; pen maintenance and dogging in. In the last year I was there it had built up to eight days shooting with an average bag of 150. 1982-1983 Bishops Stortford Managing 400 sheep and finishing 150 head of beef.

Hobbies

I enjoy shooting and beating. I show sheep from my own flocks of Oxfords and Clun Forests and judge at county level.

Preferences
AvailabilityStart: 31/08/2018, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobPermanent
Preferred regionAnywhere
Where would you like to work?South
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