I am a farm Yard hand / Milker/ Assistant Herdsman /GFW with 10 years experience working on Dairy farms. I am looking for a New challenge to increase my skill set. Currently residing in North Cornwall.
BTEC, City and Guilds
HND Health and Exercise Science (Distinction) A Levels Geography & Sports Studies. GCSEs Math, English Language, German, Geography.
Full Car Licence
Tractor, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Fencing
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.
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. Identifying lame and sick cows. Stock work is my favourite aspect of the job.
I have a full UK driving licence but am only qualified to drive an Automatic. Long story short. I had limited time to learn how to drive in NZ. When transferring my NZ Licence to a UK licence. I was given a full licence.
not at present.
I love the outdoors and cycling. 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. I like the gym. Outdoor swimming. Love animals and hiking.
181cm tall, 94kg Muscular build.
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 were fed on a 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. I became more of a farm Labourer. I was there for 7 years . I have attended a hoof trimming course. If I am being honest, it did not come naturally. I never used it as we had a specific person who did the feet. 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. Currently residing in North Cornwall as a GFW. Main duties include solo milking, setting up breaks, general cleaning and scraping the yard
Start: 01/09/2021 Finish: Not Specified
I am open to anywhere. Within an hour of a good city a bonus. Good areas for cycling away from heavy traffic and driving distance from a gym