CV Ref No. CV Reference No. - 107820

Experienced and dedicated stockman looking for a new opportunity

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualifications

Not listed

Type of farming wanted

Mainly Livestock, Mixed Farming

Other qualifications

40+ years experience of working with cows

Driving Licence

Full Car Licence

Equipment experience

Tractor, Combine, Baler, Ploughing, Drilling, PA1, Tracked Machine, Telehandler/Fork Lift, 360 Ticket, Other harvesters, Fencing

Livestock experience

Dairy, Beef, Pig, Sheep, Lambing, Calving

Other equipment experience

Run an agricultural contracting business and two seasons harvesting in Australia

Other livestock experience

Worked with two dairy herds and currently manage 100 cows suckler herd (plus 200 followers) finished for onsite butchery and farm shop. Have also managed 50 flock of Hampshire Down sheep and reared pigs for the butchery.

Personal information
Sex

Male

Other Information

-

Age

51

Marital status

Married with 2 sons (14 & 11)

Nationality

United Kingdom

Where are you currently living?

Wiltshire

First language

English

Do you have the right to work in the UK?

Yes

Other languages

-

Hobbies

•KTM enthusiast (on and off road) •Dogs •Shooting •Sea fishing •Making things from wood and metal

Pen picture (Height, weight etc.)

-

Relevant health problems

-

Farming background

2001 present - Farm, Stitchcombe

From calf rearing and relief milking to managing transition to 100 cow suckler herd and expansion from 400ac to 2900ac (including Silvo Pasture grazing in Savernake Forest), my time at this Farm has given me a wealth of experience:

•160 Holstein Dairy herd

•100 Beef suckler herd (+200 followers), currently a mix of pedigree Herefords and Shorthorn X Hereford

-All duties including AI, foot trimming, silage & hay making,

-Regenerative mob grazing

-Organic conversation

•50 Hampshire Down Sheep

•Pig rearing

•Agricultural & Fencing Contracting

-Hay, straw & silage

-Farm & equestrian fencing

-Game covers

-Riverbank restoration

-Wetland habitat creation with public area access (including building boardwalks)

•Firewood enterprise

•Tree planting and woodland management

•Machinery servicing and maintenance

•Building creation and maintenance of farm, including hedge trimming, welding and fabricating

•Creation of onsite butchery and farm shop and support of other tenants for diversification

Working holiday: Queensland, Australia (2012/ 2016)

•Combining

•Irrigation

•Cattle work

•Fencing

•Truck driving

1998 2001 Gas Pipeline Company: Worked up from welders mate, to excavator driver, to site foreman

1988 1998 Egg Company: HGV Mechanic (completed apprenticeship to NVQ Level 3 in 18 months).

Preferences
Availability

Start: 01/08/2024 Finish: Not Specified

Preferred region

South West

Type of job

Permanent

Where would you like to work?

Wiltshire

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