CV reference number: 56976
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Herd manager/ relief milker, based in Marlborough, Wilts,with 30 years experience, fully conversant in all aspects of dairying,

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsNot listed
Other qualifications

AI certificate Rough terrain telescopic forklift Manual handling-safe lifting LKL Communication and Leadership skill Emergency first aid Medicine handling course AMR Legislation AMR Antibiotics theory AMR Practical requirements

Equipment experienceFencing, Telehandler/fork lift, Tractor
Other equipment experience

Competent with tractor work associated with dairy farming, used to Keenan feeder wagons, slurry tanking, etc. Computer literate, I am used to, Interherd, running Westfalia's C21 program, and using CTS website for cattle movement, passport applications etc

Livestock experienceBeef, Dairy
Other livestock experience

30 years experience with cows, various jobs from GFW through to my last position as a Herd Manager, on a family owned farm, on a Waitrose contract, with full responsibility for the unit, without help from the owner. I have worked on farms with 100 up to 500 head of cattle

Type of farming wantedMainly Livestock
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence
Personal information
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SexMale
Age52
NationalityBritish
First languageEnglish
Other languages
Pen picture

6ft tall, rather grey, 17 st

Relevant health problems

General creaks and groans associated with old age

Other Information
Marital status

Wife and 4 step children

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

Started farming in 1987 as a GFW, after 3 years took my first Herdsman job, milking 100 cows, 7 1/2 years I joined a team of 4 on a 400 cow unit on 3x a day milking, made redundant in 2002 when the Co-op got rid of all their dairy units, went on to a 500 cow unit as a senior herdsman, a year later, due to family pressure, I took on a herd managers roll, looking after 120 cows, plus followers on a family fam,following a bereavement in the farmers family, the cows were sold and so after 5 years there I took on my present posistion, a herd manager, again on a family farm, here I have total responsibility for the unit, no help from the farmer ( a business man), running 120 cows on a Waitrose contract, I have held this position for 9 1/2 years

Hobbies

Licensed radio amateur, walking, cycling

Preferences
AvailabilityStart: 06/11/2017, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobPermanent
Preferred regionSouth West
Where would you like to work?Wilts
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