CV Ref No. CV Reference No. - 45377

Experienced Herdsman.Looking for a position in the South West area. Available to start now.

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualifications

City and Guilds

Type of farming wanted

Mainly Livestock

Other qualifications

Agriculture Phase 1 and 2

Driving Licence

Full Car Licence, Tractor Licence

Equipment experience

Tractor, Ploughing, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Fencing

Livestock experience

Dairy, Beef, Goat, Calving, Poultry

Other equipment experience

Fence moving on a regular daily basis, setting up new ones and removing old ones. Machines - Scraper tractors. John Deeres, New Holland. Manitou, JCB.

Other livestock experience

Herdsman with over 30 yrs experience within the Dairy industry milking at present 270 cows but have also milked 300-400 cows. Have been able to improve herd average and also both bactoscan and cell count. Excellent AI, Foot trimming skills and also excellent Record Keeping. Dry cow therapy. Calving and looking after young stock. Straw bedding up, External feeding, Bull Selection.

Have also worked with goats on a large estate in Hampshire, milking foot trimming bedding up.

Personal information
Sex

Male

Other Information

I have been in Dairy farming from a young age and still enjoy it now.I have 3 children who have now left home and 3 grandchildren. My partner has also looked after and reared calves on both conventional and Organic farm where she was responsible for rearing calves in an Autumn, Spring calving groups. Also does relief milking when needed on farm. At present I am doing various relief jobs but looking for something permanent I have milked through a 16/16 parlour auto Id I have also worked in a 20/40 Westfalia parlour but have also milked in a 24/48 Dairy master, 16/32 De Laval amongst others milking anything from 140-400 cows and goats. My skills include the following:- AI, Foot Trimming, Herd Health, Record Keeping. Spring and Autumn calving. Grassland management, Improving the Bactoscan and cell count. I have both excellent stockman and communication skills and lead by example. Attention to detail in all aspects of my work is key to my job.

Age

50

Marital status

Yes I have a partner who also enjoys working with cows and goats. She reared calves and kid goats from birth to weaning age and also bull calves. Roughly 160 on a daily basis. Also does relief milking. I have 3 children and 3 grandchildren

Nationality

British

Where are you currently living?

Dorset

First language

English

Do you have the right to work in the UK?

Yes

Other languages

-

Hobbies

Fishing and Golf when I get the opportunity

Pen picture (Height, weight etc.)

5'10, weight 13stone

Relevant health problems

No health problems

Farming background

Over 30 yrs within the Dairy industry. Have worked on a farm since a young age as family always worked with cows, left school went to collage and never looked back. I have experience on low, medium and high yielding herds. I have worked on both Organic and Conventional dairies. At present I am running a 250 autumn calving crossbred herd with self feed silage and maize, cubicles, undertaking full responsibility on a daily basis, milking, yard work, foot trimming, AI 16/32 parlour ,I have also milked through a 16/16 parlour auto Id I have also worked in a 20/40 Westfalia parlour but have also milked in a 24/48 Dairy master, 16/32 De Laval amongst others milking anything from 140-400 cows and goats. My skills include the following:- AI, Foot Trimming, Herd Health, Record Keeping. Spring and Autumn calving. Grassland management, Improving the Bactoscan and cell count. I have both excellent stockman and communication skills and lead by example. Attention to detail in all aspects of my work is key to my job.

Preferences
Availability

Start: 12/11/2020 Finish: Not Specified

Preferred region

South West

Type of job

Permanent

Where would you like to work?

Wiltshire/Dorset/Somerset/Hampshire/West Sussex But willing to travel further afield for right with as long as Suitable accommodation Provides

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