Experienced and commercially aware farm and herds manager with a proven ability to manage livestock farms and people. I am now seeking a new position which can match my enthusiasm and experience.
Mainly Livestock, Mixed Farming
NPTC Pa1 & Pa2 NPTC rough terrain materials handler DIY AI Certificate NEBOSH general certificate Bsc in Agricultural Science- foot trimming diploma, Dairy Pro Member, MIagrM - Member DIY AI Certificate - Home Office Personal Licence - First Aid Certificate.
Full Car Licence, Tractor Licence, International
Tractor, Combine, Baler, Ploughing, Drilling, PA1, PA2, Tracked Machine, Telehandler/Fork Lift, 360 Ticket, Other harvesters, Fencing
Dairy, Beef, Sheep, Calving
I am also an experienced tractor driver, with welding & fabrication skills, parlour, plant and machinery repairs. I am competent with all tractor driving duties, including telehandlers,Self Propelled Forager, Combine Operator TMR feeding etc, topping, fertiliser and sprayer application, and primary cultivation's.
I am an experienced herds-manager/Farm Manger, with excellent husbandry skills in managing livestock, with a proven background in managing dairy cows, dry cows, transition cows, calves, young-stock, fattening cattle and store cattle. I am also an experienced AI technician, and foot trimmer with an ability to consistently produce high quality clean milk, and healthy livestock. I have excellent commercial awareness with a proven history of managing and transforming businesses.
I am married with a large young family.
I enjoy spending time with my young family, live music, and rugby.
6ft 3" tall
I have managed herds ranging in size from 90 - 850 cows, On a number of different systems, from high yielding Holsteins, housed all-year round, low input/high input systems, through to forage and grazing systems. I have an in depth knowledge of feeding, extensive grazing management, fertility, feet, mastitis, and herd health, and I am an experienced and able AI technician, and an excellent foot trimmer. I have milked in a number of different systems from a 6 point bail, through to a 60 point external rotary parlour, and more recently milking with VMS robots. Additionally I am also an excellent manager of my time, with a proven ability to manage cows, staff, high quality milk production, and proven ability of high quality milk production, both in the UK and overseas. Outside of my dairy skills I have also successfully managed large areas of grass, and arable cropping, beef finishing and suckler units, and a variety of different sheep enterprises.
Start: 01/12/2020 Finish: Not Specified