CV reference number: 62362
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Dairy/beef farmer with experience across all farm sectors looking for work in the UK. I am competent with machinery and have a good knowledge of stock.

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsNot listed
Other qualifications

Finishing my level 8 degree in Animal and Crop Production in University College Dublin.

Equipment experiencePloughing, Fencing, Baler, Tractor
Other equipment experience

Tractors up to 250hp. Do a lot of slurry work and occasional bailing, wrapping, bale carting,silage trailer operation. mowing and manure spreading on my home farm also.I do occasional work for a contractor driving a 7530 John Deere spreading slurry and hauling a 18ft silage trailer.i also work on a Case Maxxumm 125 that boosts to 140hp. At home we have a Case JXU 95 with a front loader which does all the main work around the farm.I also do work during the silage season for my uncle using his New Holland TS115.

Livestock experienceCalving, Lambing, Sheep, Pig, Beef, Dairy
Other livestock experience

Working on my own dairy/beef farm at home milking every day and managing grass as best as possible.At home we run a herd of 70 British Fresian cows and finish all the stock we produce mainly finishing Angus heifers and bulls for beef. We run a pasture based system focusing on extending the grading season for as long as possible.I do all the machinery operations on the farm from slurry to mowing for silage wraps and a small amount of re seeding and potato planting. I worked on a 400 cow herd earlier this year for the calving season operating a cross bred herd. i was in charge of calving and milking as well as doing the night shift on a few occasions.Milking was done in a 30 unit herringbone parlour with no ACR'S. Also this year I worked on a 1000 ewe sheep farm. I did five weeks during the peak lambing which focused on lambing ewes throughout the day and every five days doing night shift. Freshly lambed ewes were tagged, iodine to navel,tail docked and then left out to the field weather permitting. I also worked in a piggery for 4 weeks mainly focused on the farrowing, dry sow and weaner units. My jobs for the day focused on feeding and health of the farrowing pigs to make sure everything was progressing. It has over 1000 sows on the unit. I am currently completing a internship writing for the Irish Framers Journal which is the biggest newspaper in Ireland for farmers.

Type of farming wantedMainly Arable
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence, international, tractor
Personal information
SexMale
Age21
NationalityIreland
First languageEnglish
Other languages
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I am 5ft 11" and weigh 85kg. I always try to stay fit with running and any other sports.

Relevant health problems

No health issues.

Other Information

I have represented my college, University College Dublin in Phoenix , Arizona as part of the handball team. I lost the semi final of the A grade but it was a great experience and I am hoping to head back in the future. I always want to travel and see new areas of the world and the best experience is to work and see a place. I am passionate about agriculture and am excited to see the scale at which some farms work and hoe they manage farms.

Marital status

Single

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

Want to see the tillage sector but also develop my knowledge of dairy and beef and use methods I learn and apply to my home farm. I am comfortable with machinery and am well aware of the dangers of machinery.My neighbour runs a small arable farm but work is often limited as the scale is not there to employ someone full time.

Hobbies

I play a lot of hurling with my local team. I am also a member of the local MACRA group which is a group set up for young farmers to meet up and do activities like soccer or rugby in order to socialise away from the farm. I enjoy socialising with friends at weekends after matches or simply going to see local matches that are on. I like to travel and most often go to London to see my brother.

Preferences
AvailabilityStart: 09/07/2018, Finish: 03/09/2018
Type of jobSeasonal
Preferred regionAnywhere
Where would you like to work?UK
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