CV Ref No. CV Reference No. - 103947

Livestock farm manager

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualifications

Not listed

Type of farming wanted

Mainly Livestock

Other qualifications


Driving Licence

Full Car Licence, Tractor Licence

Equipment experience

Tractor, Baler, PA1, PA2, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Fencing

Livestock experience

Dairy, Beef, Pig, Goat, Sheep, Lambing, Calving, Poultry

Other equipment experience

I am very much a livestock farmer, i have experience with telehandlers on a daily basis, tractors from feeder wagons, mowing, topping, carting, fertilising, stock box.

Other livestock experience

I have experience with most types of stock, I was brought up on a small mixed dairy farm with pigs and poultry and from then i have mainly worked with beef and sheep in large and small numbers but always to a high standard.

Personal information


Other Information




Marital status

Wife and 3 children


United Kingdom

Where are you currently living?


First language


Do you have the right to work in the UK?


Other languages



Family time

Pen picture (Height, weight etc.)

6ft 12 stone Fit

Relevant health problems


Farming background


Work Experience:


Farm manager,this role has been to set up from scratch a commercial farm for the owner who had recently purchased 3,500 acres in this role I have overseen the building of 2 new farms purchased all the necessary livestock/machinery (600 head of cattle/1,300 breeding ewes) I have entered the farm into stewardship schemes such as gs4 herbal ley also many capital items, I have also overseen the arable enterprise.

Both livestock and arable have been very much focused on a regenerative farming method. I have also taken on several plantations within the farming and have managed these by using Shropshire sheep and highland cattle.

As you can see from my previous employments I am a fully qualified butcher and have also set up a game larder/butchery to process our own produce for the owner.


Livestock and Diversification Manager

In this role I have been required to undertake a particularly diverse

range of dynamic and intuitive challenges as the business has evolved

according to environmental/market changes and conditions.

The role initially required the sole management and care of 40 cattle, 100

breeding ewes and 1,200 acres of pasture. Having seen an opportunity in

the market and the potential of the holding, I successfully grew this business

to a herd of 2,200 cattle and 2000 breeding ewes with an onsite butchery.

Alongside this, I was responsible for the budgeting, planning and building of

all required buildings utilizing all the space and resources available. I also

worked to improve the grassland with use of best farming practices and

organic materials.

In the expansion of this business, I was mindful of the potential future uses

of the holding and worked to ensure that all investments could be utilized

and transferable to a range of future endeavours.

In 2019, the herd of cattle unfortunately contracted Bovine TB in an already

challenging market. Here a decision was made to sell all cattle on the

holding and shift the focus onto Sheep and the diversification of the farm


Here my role has evolved into the management of all areas of the farms

diversification, including the management of tenants, properties, proposals

and schemes alongside the continued sole management of the




Livestock Business (Own), Bedfordshire

On return from Argentina, I took on the rental of an area of land to establish

my own livestock enterprise with 1000 breeding ewes and 100 suckler cattle.

This enterprise came to an end after 5 years due to the landlord selling the

land and the tenancy terminating.

2007 Cattle Ranches, Argentina

I successfully obtained a scholarship to work with beef cattle on a ranch in

Argentina for 9 months. Here I worked on all aspects of the farm business

management and the care of the livestock.



Livestock Business (own), Bedfordshire

I rented an area of land, in addition to my role at the Butchers, to establish

my own livestock enterprise. Here I established a successful small

enterprise with a combination of cattle, sheep and poultry.



Butchery apprenticeship, Milton Keynes

This was a full-time role working within a butchery learning all required skills

for the trade. Once fully qualified I helped to take the business from just

catering trade into retail as well as processing stock for local farmers to sell

at markets and farm gate sales. This proved to be very successful

achieving turnover of £40,000 per week processing 80 pigs, 40 lambs and

15 beef carcasses per week for local farmers.



Family Dairy Farm, Leighton Buzzard

On farm experience from an early age, involved with all aspects of livestock

care and general farm work.

Other positions of responsibilities:

2005 Bedfordshire Young Farmers

County Chairman

2006 Leighton Buzzard Young Farmers

Club Chairman

Formal agricultural training and certificates:

The following is a list of certificates and qualifications which I hold:


• Telehandler

• PA1, PA6

• Chainsaw

• Manual Handling

• Working at Heights

• West Point Administration of animal medication

• Scholarship to work on cattle ranches in Argentina.

Personal Statement

I am a conscientious, confident individual who thrives on a challenge. I take pride in all

that I do, working with a positive, can-do attitude constantly reviewing potential

opportunities but always remaining grounded and approachable. I have had hard

working old fashioned ethics instilled into me from a young age, which I value.

Having grown up on our familys Dairy farm in Leighton Buzzard, I found a passion for

working with livestock and the rural way of life. From here I have worked hard to

develop my knowledge, skills and understanding of the industry and I am confident

that I have the ability and experience to establish a successful livestock business,

constantly working towards future development and diversification.

In my current role I have experienced 3 years of a Higher Level Stewardship where

we ran Wiltshire Horn sheep and Long Horn cattle. Both of these I turned into

profitable flocks and herds which we sold through our own butchery and created a

great local demand for the produce.

I have also had the opportunity to build a main hub for the livestock enterprise of the

estate including silage clamps, outside yards and many livestock buildings overseeing

and organising every element of the build from drainage to electrics, concreting. I

have also refreshed the Estates machinery and equipment since being in my present

role, doing it in a strategic and viable financial way that brings us up to all Health and

Safety standards and continue to refresh as and when needed.

During my time at the Estate we have had to review staffing requirements to ensure

maximum productivity. I have built up a well respected and efficient team with a likeminded work ethic.

Since losing the cattle in 2019 we decided to utilise the cattle buildings for commercial

space. I have overseen every part of this project including design, procurement,

managing the budget, managing sub contractors, hands on work through to finding

tenants and negotiating terms.

To date circa 200,000 square feet has been let out to over 40 businesses generating

an income of approximately £1 million per annum.

Also I have created a small retail village using old redundant stables and barns which

offers a desirable destination for local people and tourists to visit (butchers, florist,

garden centre, patisserie, caf, beauty salon, barbers and many more).

I have also become heavily involved in my local community, fostering a relationship

between the estate and the local community which was not good when I arrived. I was

elected on to the Parish Council in 2019 and have a good relationship with other local


I got married in 2017 and have three children aged 13, 9 and 7. I am family orientated

and my wife is supportive of my endeavours.


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Start: 30/11/2023 Finish: Not Specified

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