CV reference number: 41992
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I am looking for farm work to develop my professional skills in the UK having previously worked and volunteered on farms abroad. 

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsCity and Guilds
Other qualifications

City and Guilds NPTC Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting British Red Cross Emergency First Aid at Work BA in Classical Civilisation Post graduate Certificate in Environmental Management and Consultancy

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

CAT 2013 Skid Steer driving using forks, trencher and bucket attachments. Tractor driving in the Australian outback, primarily for transporting materials and loading a flat bed lorry. Riding Yamaha AG 200 motorbike for mustering and droving sheep. Driving quad bike with livestock in trailer.

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

1 month on a pig farm in Northern Tasmania. The farm was a recent start up so my job was to manage the daily feeding as well as developing the farm for future growth and building the infrastructure needed. 6 months on a sheep station in the Australian outback. Primary duties involved lambmarking, assisting with crutching as well maintaining water supply and maintenance on windmills and water pumps. Internship for three months on a primarily pig farm in Tuscany Italy, with a 140 herd of Cinta Senese rare breed pigs, 20 herd Cavolo cattle. My duties included repair of electric fences and feeding areas. Daily feeding of pigs and cattle, mill maintenance, and loading and transport of pigs to slaughterhouse. Voluntary work on a 100 strong flock of Sussex sheep in the Shetlands where I assisted with the end of lambing, dosing and tagging sheep as well as fence maintenance and work in the garden. Also fed chickens, collected eggs, and raised chicks. Voluntary work on a mixed agritourism site in Northern Italy were I was responsible for the daily milking of three cows and the transfer of said cows from dairy to pasture. Also in charge of managing goats and pigs as well as feeding and cleaning of horses and stables

Type of farming wantedMainly Livestock
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence
Personal information
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SexMale
Age27
NationalityBritish (English)
First languageEnglish
Other languages
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I am 5'8 solidly built weighing 80kg. I am used to working long hard days and I am happy and capable of lifting heavy weights.

Relevant health problems

I am hard of hearing in my left ear and wear hearing aid.

Other Information
Marital status

I have no partner or dependents.

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

Recently became interested in farming and have been traveling to gain work experience. I have worked on the second biggest sheep station in Australia with 30,000 merino sheep over 10,000 sqkm. I helped at a start- up pig farm in Northern Tasmania. I have also done voluntary work on a farm in Italy with a small dairy herd that I was responsible for milking and moving from pasture to dairy. Farm also had sheep, goats, horses and poultry that I was responsible for feeding daily, collecting eggs and on one occasion assisting with artificial insemination of a dairy cow. I also volunteered on a sheep farm on the Shetland Isles. I arrived at the end of lambing season so I have a little experience with lambing. I was responsible for bottle feeding 6 orphaned lambs and dosing new born mothers and lambs. Most recently I have been working on a mixed use organic farm in Tuscany, Italy where my main duties have been feeding a 120 strong herd of rare-breed Cinta Senese pigs and 20 beef cattle. I was responsible for loading pigs for slaughter and for transport to new pasture, clearing cow pens, fixing fences and building new feeding areas. I also have a general practical knowledge of vegetable gardening on a small scale.

Hobbies

I am regular hiker and canoer as well as an avid reader.

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AvailabilityStart: 24/07/2018, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobPermanent
Preferred regionAnywhere
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