Stockman, highly Skilled in all aspects of cattle, sheep and pig husbandry. I've managed a successful pedigree herd and flock for the last 7 years and have a huge passion for livestock. I'm extremely focused, hard working with plenty of enthusiasm bringing my best to the work place.
BTEC, City and Guilds
Mainly Livestock, Mixed Farming, Other
*7.5 tonne LGV licence
*qualified rodent control
* Livestock transport licence up to 8 hours for pigs, cattle and sheep
Full Car Licence, Tractor Licence, LGV/HGV Truck, LGV C+E (UK Only)
Tractor, HGV1, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Fencing
Beef, Pig, Goat, Sheep, Lambing, Calving, Poultry
*Tractor driving - topping, spreading, fert work, bale spreader, forklift, trailer work, livestock tractor trailer - all tractor work associated with stock
*7.5 Tonne licence - LGV and CPC
*Trailer Licence - Animal movement cert for sheep, cattle and pigs - up to 12 hours driving time
*Animal movement licence up to 12 hours
* rodent control - certificate to use poison
*Chainsaw - licence for chainsaw work
*Calving and Lambing - all equipment associated with calving and lambing ie calving jack
*Telehandler - licence
*Fencing - use of a post knocker
I have worked on both cattle, pig and sheep farms and have a wide range of knowledge and understanding of how to manage Livestock to its best, I was featured in the Best Of Britain section in the Farmers Guardian at my last post.
-managing over 200 longhorns, 200 Hampshire Down sheep and a 100 Middle white pigs.
- Calving, Lambing and Farrowing
-Supplying meat all year round to a Michelin star restaurant
-Showing cattle to a high standard winning Longhorn bull of the year twice and heifer of the year once
-All paper work with Hi Health herd care, online cattle movements, sheep movements, pedigree papers, movement and veterinary medical records all kept by myself.
-Dealing with all meat and pedigree sales including cattle and sheep sent for live export for breeding.
-Top price animal sold at the first ever Premier Longhorn sale at Newark
- Farm maintenance either alone or helping contractors
-Winning Beef Stockman of the Year at The Royal Welsh Show
-Looking after the families poultry business
-Setting up two farms from scratch including all the design work (project managed)
-Bio Best and SAC form filling
-Meat Collection and handling
-Giving Medication and understanding what is needed for sick animals
-Responsible for all Cattle and Sheep
-Bedding up and feeding livestock
-Working in 200 acres of woodland
-Keeping my stock healthy
-Cleaning out sheds and spreading
-Selling beef/lamb from farm in meat boxes
not married but have a partner
My passions include showing cattle, where I have won Longhorn bull of the year both in 2017 and 2019 as well as senior heifer of the year in 2019. I have also been named Royal Welsh Stockman of the Year in 2016 along with best newcomer to the Longhorn breed and Stockman of the year 2017 at Henley County Show. I also partake in other hobbies such as snowboarding, social media for farming websites, running, singing, photography and breeding poultry which allows a good work life balance.
6 Foot, 15 stone
No health problems
I have been working on farms my whole life and have gathered lots of experience in these roles bringing a wealth of knowledge to the table.
I enjoy my work and always give 100 percent to achieve the best I can in my work
Freelance April 2020:
I Left the Old Rectory on April the 5th 2019 as I was offered a great opportunity to work for a pedigree longhorn herd in Germany. This was due to start May of 2020 however COVID was apparent and I was unable to commit to the job at this point therefore decided to stay in the area at home with family.
Since April I have kept in full time work on a self-employed basis, working for:
•Sutton Beau Longhorns
- Landscape company labourer
Farm, Buckinghamshire: July 2013- 2020
•Livestock manager for a private estate with 200 pedigree Longhorn cattle, a herd of 100 rare breed Middle white pigs and a flock of 200 pedigree Hampshire down sheep.
•Management of the day to day running of the estate to include responsibility of managing two other members of staff and lone working
•All calving, lambing, farrowing and the breeding side of the job was my responsibility along with paperwork, husbandry and finishing the stock for the businesses own Michelin star butchers and restaurant.
•Health plans and giving medications alongside working with vets
•Expansion of the farm and acreage at another site meant redesigning and project managing unused barns for the construction of lambing sheds, open cattle yards and fattening units
•Preparing and showing cattle to a high standard across the country
•Selling cattle and sheep at major pedigree sales
•Dealing with record keeping to include animal movements on and off farm as well as medical record books required by animal health. Maintaining strict guidelines to comply with High Health Status, Bio best and SAC
•ET work flushing embryos from our top genetic breeding animals as well as selling embryos and semen into Europe and Australia.
•Grass land management
Organic Farm, Worcestershire: September 2008 to July 2013
•Farm hand turned sole stockman working in all aspects of the farm with livestock and sales
•Tractor work, bedding down, topping, mucking out and bale carting
•Upkeep and maintaining a healthy set of 100 Welsh Black beef cattle and 200 store lambs as well as checking growth rates ready to send to the abattoir where meat was sold at the on- site farm shop which I was occasionally in charge of
•Liaising with the public ensuring meat was sold to the highest quality
•Cutting wood from the onsite woods for the house and selling to a glamping company in London as well as fencing, mowing, garden management, building and repair work
-Helping out with the family in the house
Organic farm, Part time position
•10 months working with sheep and the cattle and learning about a variety of farming methods and how to farm the land in a sustainable but modern way
•Several breeds of sheep, both commercial and pedigree, also 300 Aberdeen Angus cows which I helped calve in the spring
Start: 09/04/2021 Finish: Not Specified
I am open and willing to move for the right job/position.