CV reference number: 38705
CV HeadlineFreelance shepherd, from Shetland Islands, run own croft (300 sheep) and shepherding business for 10 years providing range of services.  30 years experience working on family croft with sheep (400 sheep) and small herd of 20 beef cattle. Breed and train good working dogs from proven lines. Preferably looking for work in Highlands/Islands of Scotland.
Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsNVQ Level 1,2
Other qualificationsGeneral engineering NVQ level 2
Equipment experienceTractor, Fencing
Other equipment experienceWork with small tractor hay, peat work. Larger tractor work silage, straw bale moving. Undertaken fencing on own croft and for others on a small scale basis, using tension equipment, all fencing done by hand without the use of machinery. Use of stock boxes with sheep and cattle.
Livestock experienceBeef, Sheep, Lambing, Calving
Other livestock experienceSheep Work: Management of all aspects of care own flock of 300 sheep and assisted with family croft of 400 sheep both inbye and hill, breeds include Shetland, North Country Cheviots, Texels and Suffolks. Run own freelance shepherding business for over 10 years providing range of services to local crofters (20 regular clients and shear average 3000 sheep per annum). Fully capable of all aspects of sheep care gathering and moving, shearing, dipping, drenching, foot trimming, feeding, breeding, lambing. Cattle Work: Assisted with family croft small herd of 20 Beef cattle, breeds include Shetlands, Charolais, Shorthorns, Aberdeen Angus and Herefords experience of calving, feeding, mucking out, gathering and moving.
Type of farming wantedMainly Livestock
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence, tractor
Personal information
First languageEnglish
Other languagesNil
Pen pictureHeight 5ft 5inch, Weight 11 stone
Relevant health problemsNil
Other InformationHave provided sheepdog training to others and sheepdog displays for events, tours as requested. I am a fit individual, hardworking, honest, reliable and trustworthy. I have a keen interest in and enthusiasm for sheep and beef farming and am keen to continue developing my knowledge and expertise in this area. I am able to work on my own initiative as well as part of a team. I am able to work in all weather conditions and for long hours.
Marital statusPartner
Where are you currently living?Shetland
Do you have the right to work in the UK?Yes
Farming backgroundAug 1994- Jul 1996 - Apprentice General Engineer, Mid Yell, Yell. - Duties: general plant maintenance, machinery maintenance, welding and fabrication, ordering stores. Jul 1996 - Oct 2005 - Trainee Deckhand progressing to deckhand, Shetland Island Council, Inter-island Ferries - Duties: assisting in; embarkation and disembarkation, berthing and mooring, fare collection and cashing up, housekeeping and cooking for crews. Oct 2005 - June 2018 - ran own freelance shepherding business providing services to local crofters including - gathering, shearing,foot trimming, drenching, dipping. Throughout all above assisted on family croft beef cattle and sheep and since 2005 have also managed own croft working 300 sheep. June 2018 - present. Stock/Farm worker - SRUC Craibstone, Aberdeen. All aspects cattle, sheep husbandry, tractor work.
HobbiesCompete at Sheepdog trials Self-study of sheepdogs and member of International Sheepdog Society Enjoy crossword and Sudoku puzzles Enjoy cooking
AvailabilityStart: 24/10/2018, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobPermanent
Preferred regionScotland
Where would you like to work?Islands/Highlands
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