Currently an Agricultural Consultant. Experienced in an extensive range of agri-industry enterprises. Currently working towards MSc in Agricultural Professional Practice with a focus on regenerative and sustainable agricultural research and application.
Mainly Livestock, Mixed Farming
Currently undergoing MSc in Agricultural Professional Practice
Full Car Licence
Tractor, Baler, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Fencing
Dairy, Beef, Goat, Sheep, Lambing, Calving, Poultry
Extensive tractor work with multiple implements such as grain trailers, sub-soiler, baler,silage wrapper, hay teder, front loader. Fork lift work including stacking silage, hay and straw bales and other work. Can operate ATV extremely competently.
Worked as stockman on various farms and as Assistant Farm Manager on Australian beef farm.Other stock work inlcudes technician for a genetics poultry production system.Dairy experience gained working at university campus farm and currently as part of research studies in my current post as Animal Research Scientist. Worked as animal breeding technician for a Sheep AI service and have had several seasons of lambing and calving. Other experience includes Goats and Pigs.
Not from farming background, have worked into it. Currently an advisor for SAC Consulting based in Argyll and have been for the last 6 years which has a range of skills, knowledge and experience unique to the roll that has application benefits and can be seen as strengths in other roles. Previous work includes time as an Assistant Research Scientist, Harvest Worker Berwick, East Lothian (June 2014). Short term employment helping with harvest and other duties on the estate. Operation of heavy machinery such as irrigation systems and forklift work. General Farm Technician Farm, East Lothian (May 2013 August 2013). A temporary post. Required to monitor and maintain the welfare and environment of a significant number of hens for the production of genetic eggs for storage and sale. Responsible for accurate data recording and correct cataloguing of genetic material to a deadline for pickup. Assistant Farm Manager , Lucindale, South Australia. (Sept 2012 May 2013) Work on a 10000 acre pastoral cattle farm. Working with a large herd of Aberdeen Angus cattle, general husbandry and welfare monitoring of livestock. Work at outdoor calving, large scale hay production and all machinery required, also general maintenance of farm area including fencing repairs, machine maintenance, steading upkeep etc. Lamber Huntly, Aberdeenshire. G W Wordie. (Mar Apr in 2012/2011/2010/2009 & 2008) Duties related to the assistance, care and general husbandry of in lamb ewes and offspring. Specifically worked towards lamb welfare in the face of extreme weather conditions of outside lambing and flock health issues such as toxoplasmosis. Harvest Worker , East Lothian.). (Dates variable depending on weather typically Late August/ Early September in 2010 and 2011) Duties consistent with harvest related tasks primarily carting grain, some forklift work and some cultivations work upon request of employer. General Farm Worker East Lothian. (Dates varied over a 4 year period in tandem with University holidays, seasonal requirements from 2006 2014) Duties related to the care and production of suckler beef limosin herd and some arable production of spring barley and silage/haylage production. Required animal husbandry and farm machinery use as well as farm maintenance such as fencing, shed and handling pens repair and cleaning and equipment checks and maintenance. Relevant health issues involved Johnes disease, TB testing and excessive cases of joint ill. Junior Animal Breeding Technician , East Lothian. Dewi Jones & Christine Middlemiss. (August 2006 August 2007, 12 month contract extended to 18 months). Animal husbandry of breeding sheep from external farms, sample collection for freezing, preparation of sheep for surgery such as A.I. or vasectomy
Start: 01/10/2021 Finish: Not Specified