Shepherd/Stockman looking for work in Scotland . I am married with a family. I have over 33 years experience, I am experienced in all aspects of good animal husbandry, including sheep shearing and the preparation of sheep and cattle for shows and sales.
Mainly Livestock, Mixed Farming
Quad bike cert, Manatu cert, chainsaw cert, first aid cert.
I also hold a full driving licence, including trailer license.
Full Car Licence
Tractor, Baler, Ploughing, Tracked Machine, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Fencing
Beef, Sheep, Lambing, Calving
Sheep shearing equipment, grinder shearers etc. post chapper for fencing. Manatu/telehander experience,all tractor work experience including silage bailing etc.I have a full Driving licence including trailer licence. I also have over 33 years experience with Quad Bikes and I have a certificate for both Manatu and quad bikes.
I am experienced in good animal husbandry with both sheep and cattle. Which includes lambing calving dozing , marking lambs foot trimming dehorning and sheep shearing and the preparation of sheep and cattle for shows and sales etc. Also gathering i have good working dogs.
I can provide more references, including a written reference if required.
I am married with a family.
I love spending time with my family, and enjoy going to Sheep shearing competitions we usual go as a family to Lochearnhead scottish Blackface sheep shearing competition even though I dont compete anymore, Its a great atmosphere,and Its a great way to catch up with friends I have sheared with in the past. I also enjoy attending local agricultural shows and love showing livestock. I also enjoy supporting my wife who is very keen on showing in the industrial section at shows. She won the championship in the baking and handicraft at Livescot at Lanark a few years ago.
I was brought up on a farm then done my first lambing at 16 years old then worked on farms ever since, securing my first full-time job at 16 on a farm in Douglas herding 1200 blackface ewes where i was for over 10 years. More recently I worked on a farm in Moffat for herding 1000 blackface ewes,but due to our growing family his two bedroom cottage was to small. I also worked on a farm in Sanquhar for herding 800 blackface ewes and assisting with 100 cattle. For about 7 years.but unfortunately he lost his tenancy of his farm. After that I worked on a self employed basis in and around Sanquhar, doing all shepherding including gathering. and cattle work, tractor work, fencing Dyking even general maintenance jobs etc.But I found everyone wanted me at busy times and I hated letting people down. I am competent working on my own or as part of a team. I am currently shepherding in North Northumberland.
Start: 23/05/2022 Finish: Not Specified
Central & Southern Scotland would consider anywhere South of Perth