Experienced stockman/shepherd with a team of dogs and a wealth of livestock and pasture management knowledge. Looking for a dynamic role with a good level of responsibility. I work well on my own and within a team.
Mainly Livestock, Mixed Farming
Full Car Licence
Tractor, Combine, Drilling, PA1, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Fencing
Beef, Pig, Sheep, Lambing, Calving, Poultry
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.
Experienced in all aspects of livestock husbandry and pasture management.
long term partner.
Love fishing, shooting and have recently started playing squash
January 2020 Present
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
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
Park Farms, 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
•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
•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.
Start: 01/11/2021 Finish: Not Specified