Hello, I'm Alfie, I am a dairy herdsman, pig stockman, tractor operator and contractor. I may be young but I've been living and working full time for close to 3 years now as well as working on farms throughout my school career. I'm proficient with cows and machinery
City and Guilds
Mainly Arable, Mixed Farming
Gcses all 7 and above (equivalent to b and up)
Full Car Licence, Tractor Licence
Tractor, Combine, Ploughing, Drilling, Tracked Machine, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Other harvesters, Fencing
Dairy, Beef, Pig, Calving
Beef - GFW on a 250 cow beef farm. Responsible for bedding and feeding of sucklers breeding stock and calves
Dairy- herdsman on 750 cow kiwi x dairy farm. Responsible for all aspects of cow health and performance including medicines and record keeping (foot trimming certificates)
Pigs - contractors I worked for had 5000 head of pigs and I was responsible for bedding and mucking out of the animals. Aswell as daily performance and wellbeing checks
2015-2022 - groundkeeper and tractor operator- starting as a volunteer position whilst still in primary school I helped maintain the fencing, hedging, waterways, woodland and grassland of a small holding. As I aged this position became paid and I quickly grew to be in charge of the upkeep as well as taking on the tractor work (harrowing, muck carting, fert spreading, hedge cutting). I quickly grew in my position ended up in a position with a lot of authority, people working under me, and lots of responsibility.
2021-2022 - general farm worker - I started working on this large beef farm in October 21 whilst still maintaining my responsibilities at the small holding. In this role I progressed my tractor abilities including road work, mowing, bailing and muck spreading. I also started to develop my tele handler skills and was soon tasked with bedding and feeding the cattle. I was taught how to keep beef cattle healthy clean and warm as well as conditioning for slaughter. As well as this together me and the farmer renovated his farm house which allowed me to demonstrate and develop my building and carpentry skills.
2022-2023 - dairy herdsman - I left the beef farm and moved away to clitheroe where I started my dairying career. In this position responsibilities were pushed upon me due to other staff leaving and being unable to replace them. I was soon responsible for the large majority of the farm jobs doing everything from the milking twice a day to job adverts and sorting staffing issues. I thoroughly enjoyed and developed a deep passion for my cows. During this time I also worked for the local contractors undertaking tasks such as buckraking, silaging, some forager driving and machinery maintenance
2023 - current -contracting- as summer came I left my dairy position to work as a contractor during the busy season. This included cereal harvest work, drilling, cultivation, slurrying, raking and bale carting. I was also taught to operate a new Holland combine although the wet season ensured my time on the machine was limited. This work allowed me to develop my arable skills developed from a family of arable farmers and my childhood helping them.
Start: 30/11/2023 Finish: Not Specified
Happy and willing to work anywhere as long as accommodation can be provided for me and my dog