CV reference number: 59476
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BSc Honours Graduate in Animal and Pasture Science, aged 25, skilled in all types of livestock farming, looking for work in UK

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsNot listed
Other qualifications

BSc Agric Hons Animal and Pasture Science , Pretoria University , South Africa. Bovine artificial insemination Junior ovine wool classing Porcine artificial insemination Spesfeed Feed Formulation literate

Equipment experienceTractor, Baler, Fencing, Ploughing
Other equipment experience

Experience driving an array of tractors and using a Claas Rollant baler as well as in ploughing and discing lands in preparation for planting.

Livestock experienceDairy, Beef, Sheep, Lambing, Calving
Other livestock experience

I live and grew up on an extensive commercial beef farm operation in South Africa and have been working with cattle since a young age. I have a lot of experience with all facets of beef farming -from calving to culling!The breeding herd I worked with was 600 cows. I have a sound knowledge of bull selection , nutrition programmes , dosing programmes, feedlotting and rotation of paddocks for optimum grazing etc I also have some knowledge of sheep and pigs but not as extensive as beef.

Type of farming wantedMainly Livestock
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence, international
Personal information
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SexMale
Age25
NationalitySouth Africa/British Dual
First languageEnglish
Other languages
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I am a single male honours graduate,aged 25, height 1.86m and weighing 85kg. I am hard working, responsible and reliable and I think I am liked by my peers! I play rugby and so am quite physically fit. I enjoy the so called "adrenaline sports" - I have completed 8 solo parachute jumps and have bungy jumped off the tallest bridge in the world! I would love to achieve my goal of establishing a reputable and successful career in the agricultural sector.

Relevant health problems

None

Other Information

Member of Toastmasters International

Marital status

No

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

The work experience detailed below has mainly been of a short nature as the work has only occurred during school and university holidays.However, since graduating in November 2017, I have been employed full time on my fathers beef farm, whilst looking for work in the UK. 1)2011-current Manager on a 600 breeding beef herd in South Africa. Responsible for the daily implementation of both the livestock and arable operations.In charge of 10 staff members. Involved with the daily and weekly planning and annual budgeting of the farm. Operated machinery and equipment and did minor repairs and maintenance where necessary. 2) 2016-2017 Bar Manager for a Promotions Company Although not particularly relevant to farming , I was in charge of 40 employees and I had to ensure that there was efficient service, tight stock control, high revenue turnover and happy customers! It was sometimes quite pressured but I enjoyed that challenge. 3) 2016 Sales Supervisor - Promotions Company I was in charge of merchandise sales of The Disney on Ice company when it toured South Africa during the July holidays. Again, not relevant to farming, but it was hard and challenging work and I was in charge of a group of students who sold the merchandise, making sure that customer service was excellent,and stock control was reconciled. There was a lot of preparation and planning required in the set up of each show.

Hobbies

Rugby Boxing Waterpolo Adrenaline sports (skydiving,etc)

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AvailabilityStart: 29/04/2018, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobAny
Preferred regionAnywhere
Where would you like to work?Anywhere
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