CV Ref No. CV Reference No. - 25699

I am an Assistant Herdsman with 8 years experience. I am looking for a permanent position. Work considered Berkshire. Surrey. Bristol. Cornwall. Liverpool. 

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualifications

BTEC, City and Guilds

Type of farming wanted

Mainly Livestock

Other qualifications

HND Health and Exercise Science (Distinction) A Levels Geography & Sports Studies. GCSEs Math, English Language, German, Geography.

Driving Licence

Full Car Licence

Equipment experience

Tractor, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Fencing

Livestock experience

Dairy, Calving

Other equipment experience

Some basic tractor and Loadal work, like feeding out bails, scraping up and some ground work like rolling fields . Need more experience to become competent. I have my City & Guilds/ NPTC Tractor ticket. I have an Atv safety certificate and have experience driving quad bikes and two wheelers.

Other livestock experience

Working with young stock, worming and vaccinating, feeding calves and moving stock. De-horning. Heat detection. Treating down cows / milk fever. Mastitis detection. Solo milking. Setting up breaks. Drafting stock. Drenching stock. The use of a Jack in assisting difficult calving. Bagging and tagging calves. Giving boluses. Stock work is my favourite aspect of the job.

Personal information
Sex

Male

Other Information

I have a full UK driving licence but drive an Automatic

Age

40

Marital status

not at present.

Nationality

British

Where are you currently living?

Devon

First language

English

Do you have the right to work in the UK?

Yes

Other languages

-

Hobbies

I love the outdoors and Body Boarding. I attend live music and festivals.I Iove food and drink. I like to travel overseas and experience different cultures. I love film and Liverpool football club

Pen picture (Height, weight etc.)

181cm tall, 85kg Muscular build.

Relevant health problems

None

Farming background

I went over to New Zealand on a working holiday visa in 2011 and started out as a farm hand.I was part of a team Milking 850 cows twice daily through a 50 bale rotary. My other duties included herding cattle, setting up breaks, dusting the paddocks and other general farm duties. I then followed my partner to Southland and joined a self contained farm milking 400 cows twice daily through a 32 a side hb. I progressed up to Assistant Herd Manager running the shed and managing one farm hand. I have some tractor experience but no experience with AI . I do however have some experience treating" down cows" and treating cows with mastitis. On arriving back in the UK I moved to Penzance where I worked as an assistant herdsman solo milking 400 cows twice daily through a 25/25 hb. The cows are fed on the New Zealand system and fed maize and self fed silage in the winter. My role included solo milking, stock and basic tractor work, mastitis control, moving young stock and setting up breaks. I worked there for 8 months covering for the assistant herdsman whilst he was in NZ on a silage contract. I then moved to a spring calving herd in Bude, then onto Bideford as an Assistant herdsman where I currently reside, I have been here for 6 years . I have attended a hoof trimming course but have not yet been able to use it as we have a specific person who does cows feet. If I am being honest, it did not come naturally. I can work on my own initiative and very well in a team, working to a high standard. I can do basic tractor work. I am at my most content doing hard graft and working out in the fields getting my hands dirty. Happy doing all the mundane jobs nobody else likes.

Preferences
Availability

Start: 01/06/2020 Finish: Not Specified

Preferred region

-

Type of job

Permanent

Where would you like to work?

Berkshire. Surrey. Bristol. Cornwall. Liverpool.

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