CV reference number: 36748
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I am an experienced farm operative, I live in Shropshire but I am willing to live in or re-locate for the right position.  I have experience as a poultry stock person, as a milker of large dairy herds and have many years experience as a tractor driver using a variety of machinery.  I enjoy working in all areas of agriculture and having been brought up on a family farm it is definitely in my blood.  My maturity means I have a greater understanding of the business side of the running of the farm.  I have few commitments so flexibility and loyalty to the job will be guaranteed.

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsNot listed
Other qualifications

Although i have no formal qualifications, I can guarantee that the experience I have gathered over the years is worth just as much as a qualification.

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

I worked as a contract tractor driver for many years both as part of the family business but also for Andy Chatham contractors, I have driven most makes of tractors but in the main John Deere and JCB Fastrac. I have experience with ploughing and combining but in the main i worked on potato planters, de-stoners and the harvester. As part of work i did with the forestry commission I have got experience with fencing

Livestock experienceDairy, Beef, Pig, Goat, Sheep, Lambing, Calving, Poultry
Other livestock experience

10 years experience with rearing sheep and lambing on my family farm we had 1000 sheep to lamb each year. I have milked dairy herds the most experience was on a large farm with Holstein Fresians using a herringbone parlour, however I also have experience of a rotary parlour. I have less experience with pig farming and this has only been on short term contracts. The most recent stock experience I have gained is as a poultry stockperson. I work in fully automated sheds and also monitor and record the condition of the chickens check the feed levels and the water levels and deal with situations as and when they arise.

Type of farming wantedMainly Livestock
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence
Personal information
SexMale
Age52
NationalityBritish
First languageEnglish
Other languages
Pen picture

5'11" broad sholdered

Relevant health problems

I don't have any health problems that would prevent me from applying for any positions

Other Information
Marital status

I am married to Alison and have a grown up son who is an electrician

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

Brought up on family farm, worked with arable and stock, and also worked for a large contractor, recent experience also with growing turf.I feel that although I have lots of experience with a wide area of the sector I would like to focus my search on livestock and in particular poultry. However I would be interested in keeping my options open to either tractor driving or something I have not done yet.

Hobbies

Avid football fan, supporting Manchester United. I love gardening and walking. My wife and I also like to try new restaurants when we hear of them. I enjoy attending local agricultural and flower shows as well.

Preferences
AvailabilityStart: 18/07/2018, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobSeasonal
Preferred regionWest Midlands
Where would you like to work?prepared to re-locate
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