Experienced with cattle (beef and dairy), sheep, goats and poultry. Full license, previously driven quads. Young sheepdog in training. BSc (Hons) in agriculture from SAC, along with other courses including but not limited to lambing, calving, sheep dipping and lamb dressing.
BSc (Hons) in agriculture
Highers in Mathematics, biology, chemistry.
Full Car Licence
Dairy, Beef, Goat, Sheep, Lambing, Calving, Poultry
Minimal - use of scrapper tractor and quads
Qualifications at intermediate 2 level for auto engineering and hand tools
Previously done fencing
5 years working cattle dairy plus calve rearing
6 months working in a goat dairy
8 years working with sheep
9 years managing my own goats
Keep my own rare breed hens
Shown pedigree Aberdeen Angus cattle and my own goats.
Married with children, accommodation only needed in certain situations.
Train dogs, read, breed speckled Sussex exhibition hens.
Croft hand Sept 2012 - April 2013
Duties including but limited to: Fence repairs, Lambing, Moving Sheep, Drenching, Fleece rolling, Marking up lambs, Weighting and body scoring of lambs and ewes, Bottle feeding, Tubing, Foot Trimming Ensuring paperwork is up to date, loading and unloading of sheep.
Previously worked for same place between 2005 - 2012
On going Voluntary Advisory role, in order to maintain working knowledge and keep up to date with best practices.
Goat dairy Farm hand June 2012-Sept 2012
Duties including but not limited to: Advising on Genetics and Breeding of Dairy goats, Care of pregnant Nannies and Billies, Maintaining hygienic and Clean working environment, Maintaining milk machines, feeding youngstock, moving goats, Inputting Data utilisating specialist programmes, Milking Nannies, on site basic veterinary care.
Other Roles have included: Dairy farm Hand, Managing Fancy Fowl unit with other species, Farm hand on Pedigree Aberdeen Angus farm, Lamber, managing my own sheep flock and Dairy Goat Herd.
Start: 03/01/2024 Finish: Not Specified
County Durham or North East