Currently a self employed farm worker BUT happy to be full time with extensive arable and livestock experience with up to date relevant qualifications (NRoSO, telehandler etc) available for work now ideally within 20-30 miles of Oundle, Northamptonshire.
NDA, City and Guilds
Mainly Arable, Mainly Livestock, Mixed Farming
Foundation BASIS, chainsaw and telehandler certificates. Abrasive wheel Up to date NRoSo.
Full Car Licence, Tractor Licence, LGV/HGV Truck, LGV C+E (UK Only)
Tractor, Combine, Baler, Ploughing, Drilling, PA1, PA2, HGV1, HGV 2 and 3, Tracked Machine, Telehandler/Fork Lift
Beef, Pig, Sheep, Lambing, Calving
Ive been working on large mixed farms on the Northants/Cambs/Lincs border since 2013 after a three year break. Primarily the sprayer (6000 litre Lite-Trac/Knight SP/ JD 952i trailed) and combine (Lexion 760/770 30/35ft and NH 9.90/10.90 43ft) operator but also carried out cultivations, fertilising, drilling etc. Previous work included grassland work including mowing, tedding, raking, round baling, wrapping, silaging (SP crew), slurry and muck spreading. Ive got experience in GPS systems (Trimble and John Deere Greenstar systems). A good amount of ploughing of both in furrow and on land with a basic setup.
Was made redundant from 3000 acre farm business in 2020 (only a matter of weeks before COVID and lockdown) where I was initially bought on as a working farm manager (then changed to role after a year) responsible for all crop protection and harvest duties using a 36m JD trailed sprayer and Claas 35ft combine. Change of circumstances has meant Ive been made redundant.
A vast experience of most mainline machinery manufacturers (NH, JD, Fendt, Claas etc) but Im a very apt and adaptable person.
Used to contract lamb for various year on year customers, some cattle and sheep work on various farms which Id like to do more of.
Pre college days I worked on a large arable and pig unit where I was employed to work with pigs on all aspects of the operation from farrowing through to finishers.
At current, I provide a professional self employed arable and livestock labour service (tools, 4x4 vehicle, up-to-date qualifications etc) and can provide additional services, including, tractor only, drilling, cultivations etc. I will be fair in my dealings with all my customers (and their teams) and have a strong work ethic with high morals and standards. HAPPY to be full time for the right person and role. Other references can be provided.
Married (happily) with a family. 2 young children (2.5 year old and 9 months).
Keen field sportsman and play squash.
5-11 tall, 19 stone, in generally good health. Non smoker and non drinker.
Arable and mixed farming experience, combining, spraying, cultivations, drilling, mowing, raking, tedding, slurry and muck spreading. Lambing, sheep and cattle work, pigs and poultry.
Workshop (welding, small fabricating, minor electrical work, machinery repairs) and servicing skills.
Professional self employed farm labour, working for various farms and businesses providing a full rounded service including contracting work.
Sprayer and combine operator, estate and farm maintenance, overseeing crop storage and out loading, supervising staff (including foreign workers and learning their language), liaising with landowners and their staff.
2013-2018 Sprayer and combine operator on a 2500ac increasing to 4000ac farm. Also cultivations, fertilising, loading/unloading lorries, overseeing crop storage from harvest to our loading, workshop and estate maintenance.
3 year full time farming break from 2010-2013 due to other commitments but still carried out farm operations on a regular ad-hoc basis.
2005-2010 self employed for regular year on year farms in the area I lived.
2002-2005 worked on farms in the USA as well as custom combining teams.
1997-2002 worked part time whilst at school and college as well as a couple of 6 months short term farm jobs.
Start: 04/12/2021 Finish: Not Specified
Around the Peterborough/Oundle/Stamford areas would be beneficial. IF continuing to be self employed, I will travel to customers up to 30 miles away (I charge a small fee beyond 5 miles to cover costs) I own my own home in Oundle and offer currently a PROFESSIONAL SELF-EMPLOYED SERVICE where tools and a 4x4 vehicle are part of the service, so Im not just a turn up with lunch bag person. HOWEVER Im willing to go full time for the right role.