Shepherd/Stockman currently employed in a farming estate looking for a professional change. Work preferably in Scotland but will consider relocating.
NVQ Level 1,2,3
Mainly Livestock, Mixed Farming
HNC in Agriculture (Scotland's Rural College) completed in 2019
Post-graduation in Environmental Studies (University of the Algarve, Portugal) completed in 2010
Under-graduation Degree in Geography (University of Porto, Portugal) completed in 2008
Full Car Licence, Tractor Licence
Tractor, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Fencing
Beef, Sheep, Lambing
Use of tractor and telehandler, supported by driving courses organised and held by Lantra Awards, to perform several tasks in farm; i.e. feeding bales of silage to stock, transporting bales of straw to lambing pens, load buckets with tarmac to fill potholes on the farm road, scraping the cow shed, rowing silage fields, moving silage bales from the field, amongst others.
Repairing some fencing around the farm through replacing posts and/or post and rail when necessary.
Also have trailer licence (cat B+E), ATV and UTV driving course.
Experience mainly on all tasks related to sheep, from lambing to gathering, drenching/worming, checking/treat feet as well as perform other preventive health checks and care . On the system where I presently work the flock is still in two where lambing occurs firstly indoor in the beginning of March and outdoor in the begining of April. A rotational grazing system has been introduced in order to graze the fields more efficiently and get the best nutrition out of the grass.
In terms of cattle I oversee the operation of the beef enterprise. I also help to perform routine tasks in the herd, like worming, tagging calves, weighing calves and cows as well as condition scoring them.
Interested in native sheep breeds and conservation grazing. Also have trailer licence B + E.
Married with 3 children.
I mainly spend time with kids as well as training my dogs.
Medium built, 5ft 9 and 10.3st.
Although I do not come from a farming background I came into farming due my interest in sheepdogs. I decided to take a course in agriculture to learn how to handle livestock so I could help any farmer willing to let me train my dogs.
After the course started and visiting some farms I developed an interested in farming and seen an opportunity to my professional career. That resulted in spending my time off from my previous work helping in a sheep farm in Midlothian in order to get some experience as well as going to a farm in Argyll and Bute, for couple weeks, to give some assistance during their lambing and learn from the experience. My hard work and persistence paid off and I managed to get an opportunity in getting into the industry and being able to progress.
At the moment I am looking for another opportunity that would allow me to have a more specific role and work with livestock more closely.
Start: 08/05/2021 Finish: Not Specified
Preferably in Scotland but I will relocate anywhere in the UK for the right job/challenge.