CV reference number: 55142
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Over 3 years in Dairy Farming, currently a 2IC in New Zealand, but looking to return to UK.

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsBtec
Other qualifications

Btec level 3 extended diploma Distinction

Equipment experienceTractor, Baler, Telehandler/fork lift, Fencing
Other equipment experience

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE Competant tractor driver, with the ability to operate PTO/hydraulic implements (duo feeder wagon, bale shreaders, mowers, fertiliser spreaders etc. Loadall licence completed. With experience using articulated weidemen and a JCB loadall.

Livestock experienceDairy
Other livestock experience

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE I secured a place on a level 3 course at Reaseheath through working at Chatsworth between high school and the next academic year. Once on the course I got a part-time placement on an organic farm unknown to me or the college, and then through recommendation gained a 2nd part-time placement. Both farms have since taken more students from Reaseheath and I finished the course with a distinction. Chatsworth is an Estate Farm of 14,000 hectares / 35,000 acres with 4,000 sheep [Jacob, Masham, Swaledale & Mule] and has 1 million visitors a year. After college I continued to work between Lawn Farm and White House Farm gaining experience in artificial insemination using heat time and Crystal and InterHerd software having persuaded them to install an in-parlour feeding system. Lawn is an organic farm and part of a family owned group extending over 2,500 acres and includes a contracting business. It has 700 head, milking 230 in a 24 aside ADF milking parlour giving a yield of 5,000L per day (21.7L per head).  White House Farm is also organic with 450 acres and 350 head, milking 130 in a 16 aside herringbone automatic ID in feeders milking parlour producing a yield of 3,800L per day (29.2L per head).  At the end of the MX season I set out to NZ to learn their system and within 3 days of arriving started as a Herd Manager for a farm  milking 600 cows through a 36 aside herringbone Fonterra system. Here I learnt foot trimming, K-line irrigation, pasture management and seasonal crop grazing such as fodder beat. For the new NZ season I moved to Trident Holdings on the North Island as a 2IC with 3 staff managing 750 cows and have gained extensive knowledge in feed budgeting and allocating breaks.

Type of farming wantedMainly Livestock
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence
Personal information
First languageEnglish
Other languagesNo
Pen picture

65kg 6ft

Relevant health problems


Other Information
Marital status


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

6 months as 2IC (assistant manager) in New Zealand 7 months as Herd Manager in New Zealand 2+ years organic dairy farming in UK Foot trimming and AI experience



AvailabilityStart: 02/01/2018, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobPermanent
Preferred regionAnywhere
Where would you like to work?Midlands
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