CV Ref No. CV Reference No. - 66134

Shepherdess looking for full time work in Scotland.

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Type of farming wanted

Mainly Livestock, Mixed Farming

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I have an HNC in forestry. Very experienced lamber. Mole catcher. Have experience working with small herds of shorthorn cattle. I work year round with sheep and cover all aspects of sheep work from gathering to administering medicines.
Last two years have been spent in a flock manager role on a hill estate in Angus.

Driving Licence

Full Car Licence, Tractor Licence

Equipment experience

Tractor, Fencing

Livestock experience

Beef, Sheep, Lambing

Other equipment experience

Can drive a tractor and quad bike, buggy.

Can use a roller and topper and help out with wrapping and rowing at silage.

Full, clean drivers licence. Float ticket and able to float distance.

Other livestock experience

Worked as a contract shepherdess for the last 10 years or so. Max lambed was 1350 night time lambing alone, left in charge of the shed at night time. Can do all aspects of sheep work. Feet, dose, jag, tails, banding etc. I have a good working knowledge of hill farms and inby sheep. My attention to detail is very good. Lambed indoors and outdoors. I have 3 collies and a huntaway. I have worked with beef cattle, small herds of shorthorns and highland cows.

I have been flock manager/head shepherd on an Angus Hill Estate for the last two and a half years. It is a grouse Estate and the sheep are used as a tick mop. Since being here I have brought the average of the breeding ewes down and have managed to get more healthy young ewes to the tup this year. There are 3 farms here and when we are fully stocked there are 4000 blackies on the hill not including lambs. I am responsible for paperwork, orders of feed, medicines day to day running of the farms etc.

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I like cooking, baking and making jam. My jam came 5th in local Cattle Show, it was better than that I promise. I have started walking a lot more and i have found i really enjoy it. I visit lochs, castles and walk up some of the hills round about me when i have time. I enjoy spending time with other farmers and having a bleather about what we could do to fix all the problems in farming. I like to go out for lunch or dinner with my close friends, they understand im quite busy sometimes so its something i really enjoy when we get to do it. I watch a sports, rugby 6 nations and football. I do a huge amount of reading from the Scottish farmer to a fictional crime book.

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In the early part of my life I worked in hotels and bars, I have also worked in a Co-op. I have been self employed for last few years. I work with sheep, gathering, lambing, rolling wool etc. I grew up on a farm but only got serious about sheep farming in the last 15 years. I worked on my father's farm and helped out on friends farms for a few years, then took the plung at self employment. I start lambing in Jan and finish in May, I worked on half a dozen different farms during that time and loved it. I was mostly left in charge of the lambing I was hired to do although I always had someone to answer to. I worked alone and with others. I have worked on a lot of farms around my area and most of the work I have is because of word of mouth. I have been to Mull to help gather sheep in there. I have four dogs.

I also catch moles in the winter months, have got quite good at it over the years.

Having taken the plunge and going full time I have loved the responsibility of running a flock. It has definitely made me a better more confident shepherd.


Start: 06/07/2022 Finish: Not Specified

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