Recently Qualified with a Bsc (Hons) In Agriculture Practice from Hartpury University. with a passion for Farming & ready to apply myself to an position on any farm in the U.K. Industry.
Mainly Livestock, Mixed Farming
GCSE's Maths, English, Science A levels History, English Literature, Biology
Full Car Licence
Tractor, Telehandler/Fork Lift
Dairy, Beef, Sheep, Lambing, Calving
I can Drive a Quadbike
I can operate a telehandler
I have a full U.K. Driver's licence
I have a CPCS Agriculture Tractor ticket.
•Daily Milking and running of a ten-by-ten Bou-Matic Parlour
•Regular feeding and bedding using an articulated (pivot steer) telehandler
•Regular health and welfare management of the Dairy Herd, (injections, bolus administrations, etc.)
•Calving Dry Cows, managing their health, & returning them to the milking herd.
•Milking Maiden Heifers.
•feeding a set amount of discard milk to calves
•managing health and welfare of all the youngstock
•Took an active role in fertility management
•Regular Milking and herd maintenance of a 180-200 Cow Dairy Herd, (Mastitis Treatment, Injections & Inoculations).
•I became completely responsible for the calf rearing section of the farm, daily feedings of milk powder, bottle feeding new-born calves colostrum, as well as maintaining and monitoring calf health, injections from viruses and diseases.
•Assisting with the treatment of calf scours, using a calf stomach tube to administer the necessary solution of scours powder mixed in warm water.
•Daily feeding and regular bedding of all the young stock.
•Assisted with whole herd Bovine Tuberculosis Test.
•Carried daily yard work, (scraping, applying fresh sawdust to the cubicle beds).
•Responsible for operating milking machinery for 230 cows efficiently and timely as well as checking their wellbeing and that all health and safety measures were adhered to including manual spray, stripe and dry in order to prevent disease.
•Attention to detail was key regarding cattle feeding and ensuring that all the herd were healthy and raising any concerns with the Farm Manager as necessary
•Worked as part of a team to safely handle the herd for TB Testing and taking instruction from the Vet as required.
•Assisted the Farm Manager with weight and health checks of the finishing cattle and lambs ensuring there were no diseases present.
•Gained experience in sorting, weighing and injecting new cattle on a weekly basis.
•Proficient in ear tagging ensuring attention to detail when recording initial information with regard to weight, age and health status.
•Organisational skills demonstrated by working within a team to strict schedules to ensure all systems in place for a successful early lambing season.
•Proficient in constant monitoring of ewes and lambs during this season and problem solving quickly and efficiently to limit any losses.
•Ability to work under pressure and flexibility demonstrated as long hours required and overnight working as required.
•Calm and patient when dealing with orphan lambs with successful bottle feeding to minimise fatalities.
Avid Supporter for Gloucester rugby. Play for a local club when possible Old Cryptians RFC. In Gloucester.
5 foot 10 inches 12 stone.
2005-2010 Seasonal Work on the family livestock farm (Suckler farm) Mamble. 2015-2019 Studied for a BSc in Agriculture Practice from Hartpury College and Hartpury University, FdSc in Agriculture from Aberystwyth University. 2019-2020 Assistant Herdsperson -Garway, Herefordshire. July/August 2020, GFW & Milker relief - Shrivenham Swindon 2020-2021. Assistant Herdsperson - Liskeard Cornwall. Apr - Dec 2021 Afternoon Milker Kelston, Bath.
Start: 12/12/2021 Finish: Not Specified
I'm willing to consider any role on a livestock farm but something in the Gloucestershire area or a live-in opportunity is preferred.