Very committed and hard working individual with a large variety of knowledge in dairy, sheep and arable farming.
Mainly Arable, Mainly Livestock, Mixed Farming
Full Car Licence
Tractor, Combine, Baler, Ploughing, Drilling, Tracked Machine, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Other harvesters, Fencing
Dairy, Beef, Sheep, Lambing, Calving
oExperienced in operating Green Star satellite software
oResponsibility for cultivating land using 4 and 6 furrow KV ploughs.
oProficiency in operating John Deere 8530 with 3 metre solo and a Claas Zerion with 4.8 metre sld
oKnowledge in drilling both spring and winter crops, use of a 4m drill and 4m folding front press
oDeveloped specialised skills that allows me to operate a Claas Lexion 780tt with a 13.8m Convio header Operated to a high standard making sure the maximum amount of grain makes it from field to shed.
oExperience driving a John Deere self-propelled forage harvester
oSubstantial fencing knowledge, having fenced for over 14 years.
oBailing silage and straw (both round and square bales)
oAll levels of silage work
oBuilt a fencing aid for the front of the tractor from scratch to facilitate the unrolling of net and wires will also pulling them tight.
And much more.
I was a dairyman on a 150 Holstien dairy herd, milking on a 16/8 fullwood milking parlour for over 7 years. where we calved the cows all year round. Rearing calves through the entirety of there lives. 6 years sheep experience of my own flock of 120 ewes where i maintain, and run my flock of pure Suffolk and Telex crosses. I also have experience shearing sheep where me and my friend shear around 6000-7000 sheep per year.
i compete in many events in young farmers such and football, dairy and beef cattle dressing, go carting and tug of war.
i enjoy going out with young farmers competing in competitions and doing club events such as stock judging and mock actions. i also train working cocker spaniels where i work them in the pheasant season during the winter. I also shear sheep during the summer time.
I come from a small holding in west lothian where i tenant 22.5 for my flock of 120 ewes. I have worked on a dairy and arable farm for 7years. while running my flock of ewes at home. I have also done a couple of lambing placements indoors day and night time. I currently work on a an estate where we crop 3800 acres of combinable crops. we have 3000 ewes split over 2 farms.
Start: 17/04/2021 Finish: Not Specified