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.
•Feeding lamb meal to store lambs first thing every morning.
•Feeding sheep creep to in lamb ewes before January lambing.
•Checking health and welfare of store lambs at the same time as feeding. Conditions such as scabby back, lameness, laminitis.
•Weekly weight checks of store lambs; lambs that weigh between 45 kilograms. and 50+ kilograms are sorted to either go to market or slaughter.
•Sorting, weighing, & injecting new cattle that arrive every week. Into either growing or quick slaughter.
•We add new ear tags and use the number to track the animals weight and age.
•Regular maintenance and monitoring of cattle health.
•As well as feeding the store cattle meal and forage (baled silage).
•Responsibilities during the lambing season.
•In late November early December we inject the in-lamb ewes with Heptavac to protect against Pasteurellosis Pneumonia and the other clostridial diseases. To protect the ewes for lambing in January
•Lambing starts at the end of January preparatory work must happen i.e. Erecting lambing pens for singles, twins, and triplets.
•Regular and constant monitoring of the ewes whilst lambing is important so you can help quickly if a ewe is struggling to lamb, but its best to let them get on with it.
•Once the lambs are born act swiftly to ensure their healthy and alive. Pen them up, inject the lambs and iodine their navels. It is imperative to the lambs health they receive their mothers colostrum within the first 48 hours to start their immune system and to protect them from fatal diseases and viruses.
•For those lambs who are unsuccessful in receiving milk from their mothers or are made orphans. I make synthetic colostrum (milk) and then bottle feed them to make sure they still grow and develop so they can still be productive later in life.
•During lambing there is also regular feeding and monitoring of mothers and babies its only 12-24 hours before they can be moved to bigger pens of 6 sets. Then a week in those pens before being put back in the shed.
•Weather depending turning the ewes and lambs out on to grass is usually the middle of march. With daily creep feeding of both ewes and lambs with the use of field lamb creep feeders with lamb creep in them and them sheep creep fed from a snacking feeder for the ewes.
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, Farm 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
Start: 25/10/2020 Finish: Not Specified
On Livestock in and around the Gloucester area but at this moment I am unemployed so I'd consider anything.