Enthusiastic arable operator with, PA1 & PA2, cultivations, drilling, spraying, fert spreading and combine experience seeks opportunity on a medium sized arable farm that embraces technology advancements.
NDA, City and Guilds, BSc
Mainly Arable, Mixed Farming
Attained a BSc degree in Agriculture & Land management at Hartpury College, under The University of The West of England. Modules covered included Soil Science, Farm mechanisation, Livestock production, Crop production and Agri business.
Full Car Licence
Tractor, Combine, Ploughing, Drilling, PA1, PA2, Tracked Machine, Telehandler/Fork Lift
My tractor experience involved operating high horse power tractors which include a QuadTrac, Fendt 936, CAT Challenger MT765B and John Deere 8360R. My primary cultivations work involved ploughing, discing as well as subsoiling. Secondary cultivations included power harrowing, culti-pressing, spring-tining, rolling as well as drilling with a Lemken Solitair, Weaving direct drill, Sumo DTS6, and a Moore uni-drill, seeding wheat, barley, oats, beans, rapeseed and various herb seeds.
With regards spraying, I have used a 4000 litre - 24 metre trailed Amazone sprayer, 3200 litre - 28 metre trailed Berthoud, a 4000 litre - 30 metre Househam Air-Ride self propelled sprayer, a 24 metre 3500 litre Sands-Vision self propelled sprayer and a 32 metre - 5200 litre John Deere R952i trailed sprayer. As such, I am PA1 & PA2 accredited and NRoSO registered. I have also done prilled fertiliser applications operating a KUHN Axis 40-2 and liquid fertiliser application using the Berthoud sprayer listed above.
My combine harvester stints involved operating a Claas Lexion 550, Claas Lexion 750 Hybrid, Massey Fergusson MF 7260 paralevel, and a Case 9230 Axial flow over five summers. This involved combining OSR, barley, wheat, oats, field beans, rye grass and borage. In terms of guidance farming systems, I have used John Deeres GreenStar, Trimble, Patchwork and Teejet GPS systems for cultivations, crop spraying and muck/compost spreading, drilling and combining, in conjunction with auto steering.
I have worked at a 450 herd dairy farm as an assistant herdsperson, involved with milking, bedding using a straw chopper in cubicles and straw yard, hoof trimming, scraping up, looking after the young-stock and general maintenance. I also had a stint working on a 1 000 beef herd farm. I was responsible for looking after the young stock, but got involved in other tasks like TMR feeding and helping cattle in labour.
I am a highly motivated and focussed individual who works well in a team as well as independently, taking pride in my work.
I am a volunteer radio presenter for local radio, enjoy going to the theatre, current affairs and playing poole.
Physically fit and athletic 5 foot 7 man.
My arable work experience is from working on different farms. My primary cultivation work involved ploughing, discing, subsoiling and drilling. Secondary cultivation included power harrowing, culti-pressing, spring-tining and rolling. Crop protection involved slug pelleting, crop spraying, fertilizer spreading, swathing, combine harvesting, corn carting, grain drying and lorry loading.
Start: 28/02/2021 Finish: Not Specified