CV reference number: 44009
CV Headline

Aussie sheep shearer with working dogs looking for full time shearing / sheep & beef stock work hard working and have 7 working dogs fully broken.  Own shearing kit and atv

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsNot listed
Other qualifications

No qualifications just lots of experience

Equipment experienceDrilling, Ploughing, Fencing, Other harvesters, Telehandler/fork lift, Tracked machine, Baler, Combine, Tractor
Other equipment experience

Sheep stockmen working with up to 250'000 sheep with my team of kelpies and huntaways.  Tractor, combine, baler and other harvester experience as well as fencing.

Livestock experiencePoultry, Calving, Lambing, Sheep, Goat, Pig, Beef, Dairy
Other livestock experience

10+ years working in Dubbo Australia shearing and stock management running up to 100’000 sheep in to the station every month for export

Type of farming wantedMainly Livestock
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence, international
Personal information
SexMale
Age27
NationalityAustralian British
First languageEnglish
Other languages
Pen picture

5.8 13stone

Relevant health problems

none

Other Information

compete in lots of shearing competitions growing up

Marital status

girlfriend and 7 working dogs

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

Lots of hands on experience with sheep running 70000/100'000 sheep through the station every moth back home using my Kelpie's shearing up to 600 a day working with beef cattle as well. About me I was born in the UK but moved to Australia just before I was one year old and moved back to the UK in 2014. I am quick and enthusiastic to learn new skills. Also, reliable and committed to any work thrown my way. I have previous experience with heavy machinery, including tractors, diggers and forklifts. I am also able to work as part of a team and/or on my own initiative. Previous employment 1996-2012 shepherd for my mother/ Hilton Barrett looking after 250,000 Merino sheep with my 15 New Zealand Huntaways Duties included shearing, crutching, feeding, lambing, foot trimming/foot-bathing/wool press/plunge dipping, administering vaccinations and medication, moving stock, safety and welfare of flock, training Huntaways/Australian Kelpies 2012-2014 Walter Peak Shearing Station. This was more of a 9-5 job you just turn up and shear all day for the season. I worked my way through about 12,000 sheep a month, shearing for anywhere from 300 a day up to 600 a day. For the rest of the season, I would do general husbandry duties including scanning stock movement, vaccinations, training the new guys coming in, repairs on the sheds, cattle movement and alpaca shearing Nov 2013-Dec 2014 ​​Pig, Poultry & dairy farming. ​ This was where I helped construct egg sheds, milk 250 Jerseys in the evening, scrape out in the mornings, move 12,000 chickens and check their health daily.  I was required to separate eggs into different standards while keeping record of how many were laid each day and how many were of good quality, poorer quality, large and/or cracked. The pigs required less work, only needing to be cleaned out and fed every day. I also administered any medication the chickens, pigs and cows when required. Tractor work with a feeder wagon/tanking/topping and upkeep of the tractors Nov 2015-Aug2016 Help with day-today management of herd of 250 milking Holstein along with 300 heifer calves. Responsibilities include: preparing for morning and afternoon milking, assisting with calving and difficult births, bottle feeding new-borns, scraping up and bedding up with straw chopper and by hand, feeding up, foot trimming. Sep2016-Present Straya Style Gun Shearing – Let Us Help Ewe! This is a small business we have set up involving shearing, foot trimming, foot bathing, sheep husbandry etc. to clients around the area Currently looking after 150 organic beef cattle & calves (Belted Galloways & Angus), 40 Tamworth pigs, poultry, 800 Blackies and Cheviots - all being sold through the butchery Day-to-day care grazing management Silage work Welding, feeding up, selling live stock at the markets and buying in new stock Shearing, hill gathering, lambing

Hobbies

camping travelling working out in the morning and evening before and after work shearing breaking dogs

Preferences
AvailabilityStart: 01/12/2017, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobPermanent
Preferred regionAnywhere
Where would you like to work?Anyplace that has accomodation
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