CV reference number: 50947
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Highly experienced farmer in stock and machinery looking for work.

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsBtec
Other qualifications

HND Agricultural Management and Production. PA1 & PA2. Telehandler ticket,FACTS, DIYAI, CEVAS, Chainsaw cross cut and felling, First Aid. 9 'O' levels, 2 'A' levels,

Equipment experienceDrilling, Ploughing, Fencing, Other harvesters, Telehandler/fork lift, Tracked machine, PA3, PA2, PA1, Baler, Combine, Tractor
Other equipment experience

Having worked on mixed farms for the last 30 years I have experience of most operations, eg combine, drilling, spraying. I've worked on Arable and Vegetable farms as well as TMR on Dairy farms and all Muck and Slurry operations. Also driven Rape swather, Quads, Mini Diggers 3CX, 7.5 ton lorry.

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

I have been responsible for running Dairy, Beef and Sheep units over the years. I started off working on a dairy farm before college then after college ran a 200 cow dairy for three years. I developed a conservation grazing fold of Highland cattle in Sussex and a pedigree organic herd of Hereford cattle in Essex. Sheep experience ranges from an outdoor flock on the Welsh boarder to a pedigree Lleyn flock in Suffolk and a Suffolk cross flock. Other livestock I've worked with include outdoor pigs, Organic laying hens and rare breeds of Goat, Sheep and Pigs. Also I have been responsible for all associated livestock records and pedigree registrations. Currently have a working Dog.

Type of farming wantedMixed Farming
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence
Personal information
SexMale
Age47
NationalityBritish
First languageEnglish
Other languages
Pen picture

6ft 4 tall.

Relevant health problems

None

Other Information

Was a finalist in the 2011 Farmers Weekly Awards, Local Food farmer of the year. Received four college awards in 1991.

Marital status

Live with my Wife. Three Children, all left home.

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

Employment History I managed the privately owned 610Ha Denston Hall Estate. 300 ewes and small pedigree Red Poll suckler herd in parkland grazing all in HLS, The arable area was on a contract farming agreement. I was the main point of contact for the contractor and liaised with him regarding the operations on the Estate. There was also a large shoot that I oversaw. I managed the owner’s previous farm prior to him purchasing Denston Hall Estate. This consisted of 35 pedigree sucklers and 125 ewes in organic production. Contracted Arable area and shoot. Farm manager at Maple Farm Kelsale, Suffolk. January 2009 to February 2012. 140Ha Organic farm, Cereals, Poultry, Rare Breed Pigs, Vegetable and Salad Production. Added value produce supplied to local Shops. Farm manager at Salvation Army-Hadleigh Farm, Essex. July 2001 to Dec 2008. 305Ha Mixed Farm, Organic Pedigree Beef, Cereals, OSR, Pulses, Organic crops, Rare Breed Visitor Attraction. Farm manager at Pallingham Manor Farm, Sussex. October 1995 to June 2001. 250Ha Mixed Farm, Beef production, Cereal and Pulse crops, Equine. Farm manager at Day House Farm, Chepstow. August 1992 to October 1995. 360Ha Mixed Farm, Dairy, Sheep, Beef, Cereals and Potatoes. Assistant manager at Hill Farm, Shustoke, Warwickshire. July 1991 to August 1992. 650 Ha Arable farm, Cereals and Potatoes. College placements at CWS Down Ampney and Manor Farm Dorset.

Hobbies

Member of National Trust and English Heritage. Follow F1. Christian.

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AvailabilityStart: 22/06/2017, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobPermanent
Preferred regionAnywhere
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