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                     Kent Dairy Herdsman 15 years experience looking for work in Southern England. I have had an interest in agriculture from an early age as my school had a farm unit attached to it.  I am reliable, punctual and hard working. I am particularly interested in animal welfare and have also had experience in showing student groups over the farm and explaining farming practices and demonstrating procedures. I am keen to gain further experience.  

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsNVQ Level 1,2
Other qualifications

CANNINGTON COLLEGE 1994-1996 NVQ AGRICULTURE: Livestock Production: Level 1&2 NATIONAL PROFICIENCY TESTS: Milking, Tractor Driving, Cattle: Beef and Sheep. BRIDGWATER COLLEGE 2011 A.I TEST: Pass

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

Tractors: Ford John Deere, Manitou and JCB up to 200HP. Keenan Feeder, Straw Chopper, Scraper Tractor, Telehandler. Parlour equipment experience; Herringbone 16/16, ACR, ADF, davalic cake feeding, heat time. Pre and post dipping cup. All basic parlour maintenance and hygiene is kept to a high standard.

Livestock experienceCalving, Sheep, Beef, Dairy
Other livestock experience

Experience Herdsperson up to 15 years, milking 100-500 cows. Regular milking through a Herringbone Parlour 16/16 twice a day. T.M.R feeding with a Keenan Feeder up to twice a day. Caring for up to 70 calves at a time. Detecting and treating mastitis. Heat detection for bullying cows. Drying off cows, and milk fever treatment. Treating any sick cows administering all drugs. Feeding and bedding up. De-horning with the Farmer. Keeping a high standard of husbandry and animal welfare. Attend to calving cows and have delivered many calves. I carry out all yard work from scraping out with a tractor. Bedding up lose yards using a straw chopper, up to twice a day in the winter. Using a cattle trailer for moving cows. Mucking out using telehandler. Some occasional night checks for Farmer when on holiday. All written records re, maintenance of daily diary on treatments and A.I and mastitis.

Type of farming wantedMixed Farming
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence
Personal information
SexMale
Age39
NationalityBritish
First languageEnglish
Other languagesN/A
Pen picture

5'10 16st

Relevant health problems
Other Information

I feel that I have gained wide experience, and learnt from others on the general welfare of cattle, and the many aspects of dairying. Above all I am open to new challenges.

Marital status

I have a girlfriend.

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

I have started my 6th year with my present employers (via L.K.L Agency) as Herdsperson, milking up to 150 cows (Holstein Friesian) twice daily, together with responsibility for 20 dry cows. I also look after young stock ( at present numbering 50). I am the sole worker at the Farm, being relieved only by the Farmer, when I take my official holiday time. During my time here, I have not had a day off for sickness, and have maintained an unblemished record for punctuality. Last year, I was left in charge of the Farm whilst the Farmer, and his family, went abroad for a holiday. Prior to my current job, I worked for a number of farms ( often as a relief worker) starting with a farmer in Upham, Hampshire. I was also employed at a Farm, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, for 2 years. Leaving to gain further experience. I worked on a Devonshire Farm at East village, Crediton. I only left there when the size of the Herd was reduced. I joined L.K. L agency, and worked at Shrewsbury, with the Berwick Herd of Jersey's leaving, to move to the South-East, to my present farm. The move was necessary, as my Father had become seriously ill, and my family needed my support, at the time. The physical distance was too great to stay in the Midlands.

Hobbies

I enjoy fishing. Spending time with my girlfriend and family.

Preferences
AvailabilityStart: 17/01/2018, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobPermanent
Preferred regionAnywhere
Where would you like to work?Sussex Surrey borders. South east/west
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