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Enthusiastic and hard working 26 year old shepherd in North Hertfordshire, available for lambing 2018.

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsMSc
Other qualifications

MSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare, University of Edinburgh. Certificates in Sheep Shearing, Plumpton College and Hadlow College, BWMB Blue seal shearer. NPTC level 2 tractor driving, PA1/2/6a

Equipment experiencePA2, PA1, Tractor
Other equipment experience

Experience in general tractor driving and rolling. Currently completing trailer license. Completed my NPTC Level 2 in tractor driving and PA 1/2/6a February 2017. Quad bike experience mustering in Australia. Looking to get telehander ticket within the next month.

Livestock experienceLambing, Sheep, Goat, Beef, Dairy
Other livestock experience

Lambing 2017 Season: Indoors- 250 early lambing suffolk half breds indoors(December), nightlamber 800 NE Mules (March), 900 Cheviots, Border Lecisters, Scots Half Breds (March/April). Outdoors- 370 NE Mules (May). 2016 Season: 200 indoors mule and cheviot - lambing, tail docking, vaccinations, castration, marking, feeding, turning out, prepping fat lambs for market and foot treatment. Beef cattle season in Australian Outback NSW for herd of 3000 Brangus - mustering, droving, weaning, drenching, feeding in feedlot, handling in yards, hot and freeze branding, prep for market, loading transporters. Further beef cattle experience in Kinrosshire assisting running a fold of Pedigree Highland cattle and a herd of Short Horn X. Involving feeding, turning out after wintering indoors and drenching. Also helped manage a flock of 4000 Merino sheep in Australia including running the shearing shed and preparing 2000 wild goats for slaughter. Basic experience of milking in Canada for herd of 420. Started shearing in 2016 clipping small numbers across Sussex, Surrey and Kent. 2017 shearing with a professional gang based in Staffordshire as well as my own round on small holdings in Sussex.

Type of farming wantedMainly Livestock
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence, tractor
Personal information
SexMale
Age26
NationalityBritish
First languageEnglish
Other languages
Pen picture

6ft 11stone, active and fit

Relevant health problems

No

Other Information

Undertook a research project into beef cattle and their fear perception of humans and horses as part of my Masters dissertation. Also completed research at Undergraduate level into the effects of winter housing on ruminants in Scotland.

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

Growing up in the Sussex countryside I have spent most of my life helping on neighbouring farms. I have a good working knowledge of animal husbandry, strong work ethic and willingness to learn. I am now looking to gain more experience across all aspects of agriculture especially improving my ability with machinery. I worked on a large scale extensive cattle, sheep and goat property in the Australian Outback NSW for 3 months as a general farm worker. Following this I worked in Canada on a feedlot and cattle research centre, I was also used as additional labour on the communal pastures and nearby farms during branding. Upon my return to the UK I have lambed the 2016 and 17 seasons in Somerset and North Yorkshire followed by shearing throughout the summer before weaning and marketing lambs in the Cheviot hills.

Hobbies

Shooting, beating, hill walking, horse riding, fishing, bee keeping.

Preferences
AvailabilityStart: 06/11/2017, Finish: 01/06/2018
Type of jobAny
Preferred regionAnywhere
Where would you like to work?Herts, Bucks, Beds
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