CV reference number: 56928
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Livestock Manager on a large organic estate. 140 suckler Cows and 800 Breeding Ewes. Calving and Lambing in Autumn and Winter.  Experienced in indoor and outdoor lambing. Used to large numbers and versed in EID and paperwork necessary to maintain and pass FABBL and Organic standards.

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsNDA
Other qualifications

NDA Agriculture at Bicton College

Equipment experienceTelehandler/fork lift, Tracked machine, Tractor
Other equipment experience

ATV and UTV experience. Used to hauling trailers during harvest and a seasons cover on the combine. Prattley Handling, rappa fencing. Tele handler experience. Many hours of off road 4x4 experience. Experienced in EID Shearwell software, using a psion handheld for data collection as well as being computer literate to allow extrapolation of data.

Livestock experienceCalving, Lambing, Sheep, Beef
Other livestock experience

Currently responsible for a large 140 cow suckler herd with Longhorn, Stabiliser and Angus crosses and 800 ewe unit, made up of Polled Dorsets, Lleyns and a small number of Hebrideans. Responsible for 2 members of staff on a daily basis and seasonal staff as required. I have worked on improving fertility across Cows and Ewes since I came to the estate, dramatically reducing barrener numbers and improving calving - running 104% calving in the spring herd and currently 107% in the Autumn herd I actively plan and monitor grazing, sub dividing clover legs in order to maximise grazing and growth rates all animals taken to finishing. I use EID in alll sheep work and have been converting the herd over to electronic tags, to make handling more efficient and allow accurate records and notes to be kept and used in heifer replacement selection. All stock is currently sent direct to slaughter. I work closely with our vets and have re-configured our flock and herd health plans to lead to further improvements. Always looking at alternatives to the norm in order to increase productivity

Type of farming wantedMainly Livestock
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence
Personal information
SexMale
Age37
NationalityBritish
First languageEnglish
Other languages
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Relevant health problems
Other Information

I run and train my own sheepdogs and have supplied dogs to others also.

Marital status

Married with two Children, William 6 and Charlotte 1. My wife like myself is an outdoors person training Gundogs and also a willing helping hand in the lambing sheds.

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

My previous role was that of Head Shepherd running 3,000 Ewes and a small suckler herd. I have also worked outside of Agriculture and that experience has given me a more rounded approach to my work ethic and decision making.

Hobbies

Family is very important to me, when my wife and children aren't helping out around the sheep sheds I like to spend time out with the family and enjoy canoeing with William.

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AvailabilityStart: 30/01/2018, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobPermanent
Preferred regionAnywhere
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