CV reference number: 42511
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Experienced, enthusiastic stockman, looking for a new challenge.

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsNot listed
Other qualifications

2:1 BSc (Hons) Agriculture with Animal Science, from University of Wales, Aberystwyth. UK licence including trailer test, Short distance livestock movement/handling, Rough Terrain Telescopic Lift Truck and Chainsaw maintenance, cross cutting and small tree felling

Equipment experienceFencing, Telehandler/fork lift, Tractor
Other equipment experience

Quad/RTV, topping, hay turning, straw chopper, grass harrowing, quad spraying, mowing, bale/grain carting, rolling, fencing, and basic machinery maintenance.

Livestock experienceCalving, Lambing, Sheep, Beef
Other livestock experience

All duties involved with suckler cow management both commercial and pedigree including calving, worming, vaccinating, tagging, dehorning, castrating, AI, store calf production, finishing cattle, heifer rearing, producing bulls/heifers for sale, showing cattle and all record keeping. All duties involved with management of commercial and pedigree sheep including lambing (inside and outside), worming, shearing, lamb grading, vaccinating, dipping, foot bathing, store/fat lamb production, rearing replacement females and all record keeping. Work involved with grassland duties including topping, grass harrowing, quad spraying and hay and silage making. General farm maintenance (fencing/drystone dyke repairing etc), and machinery operation including general maintenance (tractor, telehandler, skid steer, straw chopper). Own my own working sheepdogs

Type of farming wantedMainly Livestock
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence
Personal information
SexMale
Age34
NationalityUnited Kingdom
First languageEnglish
Other languages
Pen picture

5'6", average build

Relevant health problems

No health problems

Other Information
Marital status

I have a partner (Lisa) of 9-years

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

My current job consists of looking after 60 pedigree Beef Shorthorn cows. This role involves the day to day management and associated jobs in regard to the care of the cattle. Alongside the day to day management the role includes rearing and producing bulls for the open market and replacement heifers for use within the herd. Prior to this job I looked after a hill farm nearfor Moffat with pedigree Limousin cattle and NCC sheep but was made redundant due to dispersal of cattle herd. Previously I spent nearly 5 years taking full sole responsibility for the management of a 1500acre organic upland farm in the Scottish Borders. Were I managed a flock of 1200 ewes and owned a 50 cow commercial/pedigree herd. Producing both store/fat lambs and store calves. My partner and I own a herd of 5 pedigree Beef Shorthorn cows which currently run alongside the herd I look after. My big passion in life is bringing out stock for shows and sales. I get no bigger satisfaction than knowing an animal you have reared since a day old has been hand picked by another farmer to become part of their breeding programme.

Hobbies

Outside of farming I enjoy cooking and eating out, watching sports, and clay/game shooting.

Preferences
AvailabilityStart: 29/10/2017, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobPermanent
Preferred regionScotland
Where would you like to work?Scotland
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