Very experienced calf rearer producing high quality calves in a way that reduces health problems and maximises growth rates. Have experience of writing and implementing protocols and am used to being solely responsible for large numbers of calves. Work in Powys area.
2.1 degree in Agriculture and Livestock Management from The Royal Agricultural College LKL Dairy Management Academy Course, A.I, foot trimming, Calf rearing, ATV, Trailer licence
Full Car Licence
Tractor, Combine, Tracked Machine, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Fencing
Dairy, Beef, Goat, Sheep, Lambing
Competent loader driver. Have driven JD header, combining wheat, barley and rape in Australia. Also driven large tractors up to 800hp on tracks. Have experience of basic land prep; discing, harrowing etc.
Herdsman experience for 13 years, worked on large herds, e.g 600 pedigree Holsteins producing 11,000l av. and 1500 spring block xbred cow herd. Milking in various parlours, parlour maintenance, AI, basic foot trimming, calf rearing, disbudding + dehorning, calving experience, record keeping, mobility scoring. Calf rearing - experience of many different rearing methods on both small and large scale.
Sheep- experience of lambing, shearing, dosing, foot trimming. Beef- station hand on a 2.4 million acre station in central Australia for 9 8 months, running around 45 000 head of stock. mustering cattle on motorbikes, processing of cattle in the yard, tagging, ear marking, hot branding, castrating.
Experienced herdsman and calf rearer working on various different management systems. Used to large scale enterprises both in the UK and abroad.
Start: 30/11/2020 Finish: Not Specified