Highly motivated, friendly, driven & adaptable individual who is reliable & conscientious & will put in the hours required. Experienced & qualified in all aspects of arable farming. Work in Kent or Essex.
City and Guilds
Lantra - Rough Terrain Telescopic Handler certificate.
NPTC - PA1 & PA2 & PA4 certificates.
Member of NROSO
Full Driving License (1988), No Endorsements, B&E trailer Categories held.
Emergency First Aid inc Catastrophic Bleeding Certificate (valid until 08/2022)
Overhead Powerline Awareness and Emergency Action (UK Power Networks)
Effects/Prevention of Agricultural Chemical Leaching & Spillage (Anglian Water Authority)
I have extensive experience of all Microsoft Office software and some experience of Gatekeeper.
Full Car Licence
Tractor, Combine, Baler, Ploughing, Drilling, PA1, PA2, Tracked Machine, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Fencing
Tractor & Trailer(extensive) including Grain Carting and Roadwork, ploughing, Drilling, 6m Power Harrowing, Pressing, Tedder, Rake, Topper, Flail Mower, hedgecutting, trailer loading/unloading with telehandler, Baler, Bale Packer (Arkusin), Hay Mower, Vaderstad- Rexius Twin, Fertiliser Spreading GPS and non GPS section control. I hold rough terrain telehandler license (Lantra.) and NPTC PA1, PA2 and PA4s. Self Propelled Crop Sprayer (Bateman RB35). Claas Lexion Combine (35ft). Skilled at using telehandler in field and barn, loading grain lorries (JCB, Manitou & Merlo), all aspects of haymaking, silage and haylage. Square and round baler operation in production of hay, straw etc.
Experienced with upto 14ton 360 excavator (no ticket). Good mechanical/hydraulics knowledge, fault finding, practical ability and workshop skills including MMA & MIG welding and oxy-acetylene heating and cutting. Extensive chainsaw experience although no ticket held. Good knowledge and experience with GPS/RTK-GPS/DGPS navigation systems (JD Greenstar, NH Intellisteer, Agleader) JD 6210R, JD 8370RT, NH T7.230, NH T7.270, MF 6480, MF 7726, MF 8740, CAT Challenger etc..
Crop spraying with Bateman RB35.
Shovel, Broom & Grease Gun !
Livestock experience - sheep husbandry, experience of working a lambing shed delivering and caring for new Born lambs. I am capable and willing to add other livestock to my skill set.
Full Clean Driving License(1988) including B&E
I have three grown up children who live with their mother. I have a partner.
Shooting, beating, reading, walking and training my working Cocker Spaniel.
Five foot eleven inches, 16 Stone.
Fit and Healthy
I have been passionate about farming from a young age and now I am in a position to realise my life long career ambition. Having previously worked on a sheep and hay farm producing 12,000 traditional bales a year, 2016 saw me working on a 4000 acre arable farm as part of a large team, working an average of 80-100 hours per week.
Apart from harvesting, cultivation, drilling, equipment maintenance and general farm duties, I was also tasked with many lone working operations. 2017 has seen me once again in a position of responsibility, in particular taking charge of drilling 350 acres of OSR and being responsible for ploughing in excess of 500 acres. As well as the usual harvest tasks I am still keen to secure a permanent employment position. 2018 has seen me on a 2500 acre arable contracting business, gaining further experience and responsibility including client liaison.
March 2019 has seen me posted on a 6000 acre arable farm, undertaking all aspects of a large arable farm so furthering my knowledge and experience. I am due to return to this farm Spring 2020, but would rather secure a permanent post, or a harvest post with the potential of becoming permanent.
October 2019 Present.
I was due to return to the farm early 2020, if I hadnt secured a permanent position on another farm. Due to the poor Autumn drilling of 2019 and Brexit, the farm reneged on the agreement. I have spent the time actively searching for a position on a farm, but COVID, Brexit and weather has meant very little opportunity. I have been doing maintenance work at my local church, and spent the summer hay making & other farm work as required on a nearby farm, along with keeping up to date with the latest farming practice, spraying regulations, and environmental issues.
Start: 21/10/2021 Finish: Not Specified
South & South East