CV reference number: 44887
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Hard-working, British Shepherd, 26, looking for full-time work in South of England.

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsNot listed
Other qualifications

2:1 Degree in Agriculture, Conservation and Environmental Management (Bsc Hons.) First Aid Certification.

Equipment experiencePloughing, Fencing, Telehandler/fork lift, Baler, Tractor
Other equipment experience

Competent operator of tractors, loader-tractors, telehandlers and loading shovels, including Manitous, Claas Axion and Arion and Renault Cergos machines. Full, clean UK driving license, with trailer license. I have a lot of experience in hay and silage-making, mowing, tedding and swathing, as well as wrapping bales, and have considerable hours on small conventional balers. I also have experience in cultivation and harvesting of arable crops, including ploughing, sub-soiling, and chaser bin driving. Experienced in erecting electric fences, and in permanent fencing repairs and erection.

Livestock experienceCalving, Lambing, Sheep, Beef, Dairy
Other livestock experience

Sheep. Responsible for five lambing seasons, lambing 600 North-Country Mules and 40 Beltex in Oxfordshire. Lambing outdoors over a 3 week period, with ewes and lambs being brought in to mother on, before being returned to parkland. Additionally, responsible for shepherding the flock ,and sheep husbandry issues as seasons changed, including foot trimming, shearing, administering boluses, EID tagging, worming, drafting and culling. Assistant Manager to 1400 commercial composite ewes in Invernesshire. Farmed on an intensive upland system, split lambing (200/1200) indoors. The aim of the system was to finish all lambs off grass, with a contract to produce lamb for a local catering firm. To meet the necessary criteria, use of EID and genetics was very important, as well as detailed record keeping. Cattle. Assisted with running the 280 head beef herd at Kingston Blount. Tasks included TB testing, worming, feeding, bedding up, calving, tagging and dehorning cattle. In the past, I have also had experience on a dairy unit, milking 120 cows in a herringbone parlour, and working on a 12,000 strong free-range egg farm.

Type of farming wantedMainly Livestock
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence
Personal information
SexMale
Age26
NationalityUnited Kingdom
First languageEnglish
Other languagesSome French and Russian
Pen picture

6'4", 90kg.

Relevant health problems

None.

Other Information

I was nominated for Welsh Agricultural Student of the year in 2015. My partner Milly and I were recently shortlisted to take on the National Trust tenancy at Y Parc, on the Great Orme in North Wales.

Marital status

Long-term partner.

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

Background. I grew up in a rural part of Cumbria, where I got involved in farming from a young age. However, not coming from a farming background, I didn't ever truly consider it as a career, until I went to University. I originally studied Oceanography, before realising that farming was what I had always wanted to do. I then changed my course to Agriculture, Conservation and Environmental Management. Through University, and after graduating, I worked for my girlfriends family, running their sheep flock. After graduation, we spent a season in France, before returning and applying for the National Trust tenancy at Y Parc in Wales, for which we were shortlisted down to five. After the disappointment of not achieving the tenancy, we moved up to Inverness, where I took on an Assistant Management position. around 12 months later, I was made redundant, and we returned to Oxfordshire, where I took up my current job with a livestock equipment manufacturer. Previous Farming Experience. Working on a successfully run mixed farm. During the lambing seasons I managed the whole lambing operation. During other times of the year, work included caring for cattle and sheep, animal husbandry, hay, silage and forage crop production, grassland maintenance, maintenance of machinery and equipment and associated arable work, including harvest and cultivation work. I gained valuable experience in both stockmanship and machinery operation. Assistant farm manager on a commercially run sheep enterprise. Farming 1400 commercial composite ewes intensively, and 100 head of native breed cattle extensively. Using a split lambing system to provide fat lamb to a private client all-year round. Breeding was carefully planned to maximise growth rate and feed efficiency, and we often topped the market with excess lambs we produced. All stock was managed through use of EID technology, allowing for informed management decisions.

Hobbies

Surf, train and work my Border Collies Fly and Katy, snowboard, tinker with my Series 3 Landrover.

Preferences
AvailabilityStart: 31/07/2018, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobPermanent
Preferred regionAnywhere
Where would you like to work?South Oxon, Berkshire Region.
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