CV Ref No. CV Reference No. - 40767

Experienced stockman/shepherd with a team of dogs and a wealth of livestock and pasture management knowledge. Looking for a dynamic role with a high level of responsibility. i thrive on being challenged and work well independently or as part of a team.

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualifications

BSc

Type of farming wanted

Mainly Livestock, Mixed Farming

Other qualifications

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Driving Licence

Full Car Licence

Equipment experience

Tractor, Combine, Drilling, PA1, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Fencing

Livestock experience

Beef, Pig, Sheep, Lambing, Calving, Poultry

Other equipment experience

I have spend three harvests performing a range of tractor tasks from drilling through to corn carting and relief combine driving.

Good with both telehandlers and front end tractor loaders.

Safe in machinery on steep and hill country.

Other livestock experience

Experienced in all aspects of livestock husbandry and pasture management, I have introduced a New Zealand based rotational grazing system to current farm with both ewes and cattle grazing together or in a truck and trailer system with the growth rates of both benefiting greatly. This system proved especially productive in the drought last summer allowing me to continue finishing lambs throughout the summer by being kind on the grassland and lowering the impact of the drought.

Personal information
Sex

Male

Other Information

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Age

26

Marital status

long term partner.

Nationality

English

Where are you currently living?

dorset

First language

English

Do you have the right to work in the UK?

Yes

Other languages

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Hobbies

Love fishing, shooting and have recently started playing squash

Pen picture (Height, weight etc.)

-

Relevant health problems

no

Farming background

Head Shepherd

November 2021 Present

Farm Partnership, Blandford, Dorset, UK

•Solely managing 800 outdoor lambing Lleyn ewes on a purely forage based system aiming to finish lambs at 12-14 weeks alongside assisting with 160 beef cows and 300 acres of arable

•Competent in all aspects of shepherding with a strong background in New Zealand concepts such as; mob grazing sheep followed by cattle to achieve best growth rates and pasture management

•Keen interest in recording and improving breeding ewes, focusing on producing self sufficient ewes capable of finishing twins at weaning

•Implemented the integrated grazing of beef and sheep on a rotational system achieving higher growth rates in both sectors

•Responsible for all communications with contractors, lambing staff & vets

•3 working dogs under good working control with sheep and cattle

Shepherd

January 2020 - October 2021

R..T......& R......Limited, Ruakokopatuna, New Zealand

•Assisting to manage 4000 ewes over two farm units alongside 400 cows and replacements; finishing all progeny on high octane lays, such as; Clover mixes, Chicory and Lucerne

•Moving large mobs of stock between paddocks with working dog team

•Assisting with all aspects of pasture management; animal welfare and livestock records using cloud farmer

•Responsible for lambing beat and monitoring heifer calving days and nights, experienced calving problem animals

•Feeding out and break feeding with quad bike and tractor, competent on quad bike on hill country

•Working directly with Farm Manager

•Maintaining essential systems, including; irrigation, water systems, fencing and machinery

•Competent with hand piece, consistently dagging and shearing

Farm Worker

April 2019 July 2019

Hampshire (Whilst Completing Final Year of University)

•Assisting large sheep breeder and lamb producer, assisting with lambing over 10,000 ewes and ewe lambs

•Solely responsible for night lambing triplets

•Performing all aspects of Shepherding, including; gathering large mobs of ewes; and drenching and vaccinating lambs

•Tedding and raking for hay making in addition to collecting and moving large loads of hay

University Placement Student

June 2017 June 2018

Farm, Oxfordshire

•Mixed farm of 1400 ewes, 100 beef cattle and 1200 acres of combinable crops

•Assisting shepherd with all aspects of managing a flock of North Country Mules

•Covered half of the night shifts in the early part of lambing

•Fencing experience, building & repairing fences

•Hand piece work; learning to crutch and shear ewes and lambs

Farm Worker & Summer Harvest Role

September 2015 - September 2016 & Summer 2018

Oxfordshire

•Full time for the duration of my gap year working within the pig unit and tractor work within the 4000 acre arable system

•Operating large arable machinery on steep hill ground, including; combine, 15m dribble bar on 16000l slurry tanker and various other pieces of ground work machinery

Working on H...Farm

Continuous

Game Hatcheries

•Working at home whenever possible on family run commercial game farm

•Responsible for the farm whenever Dad is away, including; management of team of eight Polish throughout the summer; medicine application when necessary and daily vehicle management.

Preferences
Availability

Start: 05/06/2024 Finish: Not Specified

Preferred region

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Type of job

Permanent

Where would you like to work?

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