CV reference number: 62992
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Experienced partner in family farm, looking for additional mixed or pure livestock (sheep and/or beef) work

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsMSc
Other qualifications

Graduate Diploma in Agriculture with Distinction - RAU, Cirencester

Equipment experienceTractor, PA1, HGV 1 to 3, HGV1, HGV 2 and 3, Telehandler/fork lift, Fencing
Other equipment experience

Tractors up to 150hp, JCB telehandler, car and trailer, fixed body HGVs on 700 acre mixed farm.

Livestock experienceSheep, Lambing
Other livestock experience

Up to 500 ewes mainly texels and mules/blackface crosses on a 700 acre mixed lowland and upland farm in Scottish Borders. Tasks including handling, dipping, drenching, clipping, and condition scoring including assessment of lambs for market. Good experience of lambing indoors with all related activities including birthing assistance undertaken.

Type of farming wantedMainly Livestock
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence, hgv, hgv1
Personal information
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SexMale
Age37
NationalityUnited Kingdom
First languageEnglish
Other languages
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6'4" - 85kgs

Relevant health problems

None

Other Information

Graduate Diploma in Agriculture at RAU Cirencester was a very useful and broad course on many aspects of agricultural business, which I believe gives a strong foundation for active farm work allied with good knowledge of underlying management, finance and scientific aspects.

Marital status

Wife and five month old son

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

Partner in mixed 700 acre family farm in Scottish Borders, worked sheep during teenage years predominantly as per "stock experience" above. Additional work included fencing, silage/haylage baling and carting during harvest along with other general tractor and quad bike based work, much of which now restarted/refreshed on family farm and through agricultural course. Outside of agriculture I was a director of a corporate law firm based in Edinburgh with responsibilities for both client and practice management. Prior to this I worked in investment management and economic consulting and completed extensive voluntary experience in Africa inclusive of game reserve work in South Africa.

Hobbies

Mostly child rearing! Otherwise interests include skiing, rugby, horse riding and most forms of vehicles.

Preferences
AvailabilityStart: 29/07/2018, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobPermanent
Preferred regionScotland
Where would you like to work?Scottish Borders or Lothians
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