CV Ref No. CV Reference No. - 63149

Proactive forward thinker with over 20 years farming experience. Fully capable of solely managing livestock welfare. Comfortable leading a team as well as being a team player to support all aspects on a mixed farm including tractor work.

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualifications

NVQ Level 1,2

Type of farming wanted

Mainly Livestock, Mixed Farming

Other qualifications

SVQ Agriculture at Clinterty College Aberdeenshire NPORS Operator Card for Telescopic Handler

Driving Licence

Full Car Licence

Equipment experience

Tractor, Baler, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Fencing

Livestock experience

Beef, Sheep, Lambing, Calving

Other equipment experience

Tractor work consists of carting silage, straw bales silage bale, grains. I've also used round balers baling silage and straw and hay with Krone and Welger balers . I can also work straw bedders and done feed wagon work with a Triolet wagon Tractors operated are of varied makes New Holland. John Deere, Valtra Fendt . Previously had a telehandler operators ticket expired 2022 .

Other livestock experience

I have worked with pedigree Charolais cattle which included showing and selling bulls at perth bull sales there were 60 cows plus followers I also learnt some foot trimming on both bulls and cows . I have lots of experience with large herds of suckler cows, largest being 400 smallest being 250 . Breeds consisted of mainly Simmental and Aberdeen Angus x cows put to Simmental, Charolais, Angus and Saler bulls . On these farms all progeny was finished apart from breeding replacements. I am vastly experienced in calving cows tagging calves, cows, record keeping in medicines, dehorning with pastes and dehorning irons and banding bull calves . I experience also with lambing Ewe's indoors and worked with fattening sheep.

Personal information
Sex

Male

Other Information

None.

Age

44

Marital status

Live with my wife and her 14 year old son.

Nationality

Scottish

Where are you currently living?

Morayshire

First language

English

Do you have the right to work in the UK?

Yes

Other languages

-

Hobbies

Spending time with family, enjoy Fishing, days out etc.

Pen picture (Height, weight etc.)

6.2, 1t6st of good health

Relevant health problems

None.

Farming background

Aug 2022 Present Organic Estate, Keith

Head Cattleman

•Cattleman fully responsible for 140 plus followers with mixed herd of Limousin, Aberdeen Angus and Simmental cross breeds along with pedigree herd of Shorthorns.

•Work as a team with Tractor work and support all aspects of maintenance. Fencing, sheep and deer work, maintaining woodchip burner, support gaming team when required.

Nov 2020 Aug 2022 Estate, Forres

Head Cattleman

•Full responsibility for herd of 250 Aberdeen Angus suckler cows with followers.

•Moving into regeneration aspects; mob grazing.

•Update and maintain systems for registrations and cattle movement records along with updating of medical records.

•Support Tractorman with harvest work, ploughing and spring work of 400 acres of cereal.

•General maintenance of fencing etc and general farm duties.

May 2019 Nov 2020 Farm, Oldmeldrum

Head Stockman, Oldmeldrum

•Herd of 250 suckler cows plus followers moving into developing Stabilizer herd.

•Spring and Autumn Calving.

•Support Shepherd during busy times.

•Tractor work; baling carting grain etc.

August 2018 April 2019 Peterhead (Interim)

Stockman

•Stockman to herd of Pedigree Highland cattle - Showing/selling at Oban Cattle Show.

•Calving 60 pedigree highland cows with 20 put for highland cross shorthorn beef.

June 2018 Aug 2018 Relocated back to Aberdeenshire due to wifes career in the O&G Industry.

March 2017 June 2018 Estate, Forres

Cattleman

•Small team of 3 managing a herd of 300 Aberdeen Angus suckler cows with followers and bulls.

•Reside and day-to-day management of 125 cows on Farm within the Estate.

•Harvest work, ploughing and spring work of 400 acres of cereal.

•General maintenance of fencing etc and general farm duties.

2014 2017 Farm, Tarland

Head Cattleman

•Cattleman to 350 sucklers cows plus followers.

•All general duties in accordance with the welfare of the cattle.

2010 2014 Farm, Dyce

Cattleman/Supervisor

•Worked in large team with an enterprise size of c2500 acres.

•Responsible for 3000 head of Cattle, breeding cows and fat stock.

•Tractor work includes bailing, harvest and silage work.

2008 2010

Stockman

•Responsible for a herd of Shorthorn cross sucklers and fattening lambs.

•Tractor work included baling, grass seed sowing, spring work, harvest work.

2004 2008

Cattleman

•All aspects of Pedigree Stockman looking after 60 Charolais, 20 Limousin along with fattening cattle and sheep. Showing Pedigree Charolais at Perth Bull Sales.

1999 2004 Farm, Mosstodloch

General Farm Worker

•General activities supporting mixed livestock of Cattle and Pigs.

1995 1999 Farm, Alves

General Farm Worker

•Completed apprenticeship while on block relief at Clinterty Agricultural College.

•Worked with Pigs, sheep and cattle and tractor work.

Preferences
Availability

Start: 23/07/2024 Finish: Not Specified

Preferred region

Scotland

Type of job

Any

Where would you like to work?

Looking for opportunities in Aberdeenshire

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