CV Ref No. CV Reference No. - 66999

Livestock manager, interested in regenerative agricultural practices. Mixing traditional and modern farming techniques to produce quality, sustainable and environmentally friendly product.

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualifications

Not listed

Type of farming wanted

Mainly Livestock

Other qualifications

Transport of Animals- Short Journeys- 202: Cattle & Sheep. 206: Horses
Safe use of veterinary medicines- NPTC Level 2
ATV- Lantra: Sit aside
Telehandler-Lantra
British Wool Marketing Board- National shearing certificate, Bronze Seal
Chainsaw- NPTC: CS30 & 31, Chainsaw maintenance and Cross Cutting & Fell Small Trees
CS 38 & 39, Climb Trees and Perform Aerial Rescue & Use Chainsaw from Rope and Harness
Pesticide- NPTC: PA1 & PA6 Hand held Applicator PA2 A Boom Sprayer PA2 F Wick Type Applicator
Forest Machine ops- NPTC: 208: Tracked slewing >2.5 tonne (Excavator). Wheeled ridged >2.5 tonne (Tractor)
Wood Chipper- NPTC: Safe use of manually fed wood chipper
Brushcutter- Lantra: Maintenance & Operation
Livestock Checkers course- Lantra
First Aid- Emergency first aid at work including forestry module covering major cuts and traumas.
Power Boat- RYA Level 2 Power Boat Handling.
Cat and Genny- Locating and Avoiding Underground Services.
Hazardous Tree Assessment- Kevin Moor, Tree Fellas 1 Day course
The Open University- Environmental Management and Technology (BSc), 2012 2022 (Ongoing)
A Level- Design (C) English (C) Physics (D) GCSE- 9 at Grade A C including: English, Maths and Science
Current clean driving licence including B + E towing trailers up to 3.5 tonne.

Driving Licence

Full Car Licence

Equipment experience

Tractor, Baler, PA1, PA2, Tracked Machine, Telehandler/Fork Lift, 360 Ticket, Fencing

Livestock experience

Sheep, Lambing, Calving

Other equipment experience

- Large amount of tractor and implement experience including forage production (mowing, tedding, baling and wrapping). Experienced driving large 50kph tractors and trailers on and off road.

- Daily use of telehandler

- Lots of excavator experience working of large scale habitat restoration projects.

- Experienced using forestry equipment (felling heads, forwarders and forestry winches.

-Pesticide application experience including spot spraying, weed wiping and boom spraying in nature conservation settings

Other livestock experience

2017 - present; Managing livestock operations for local Wildlife Trusts, currently lambing flock of 500 and calving herd of 130. Good understanding and responsible for cross compliance, agri-environment schemes and legal obligations. Experience using modern stock handling systems. Good working dogs.

2017 - present; Self employed contract shepherding and stock work including shepherding and shearing on large lowland commercial flocks and gathering remote hill flocks on the west cost of Scotland.

Personal information
Sex

Male

Other Information

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Age

30

Marital status

Wife

Nationality

British

Where are you currently living?

Suffolk

First language

English

Do you have the right to work in the UK?

Yes

Other languages

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Hobbies

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Pen picture (Height, weight etc.)

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Relevant health problems

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Farming background

- Conservation grazing officer, Essex Wildlife Trust; Responsible for all day to day management of 500 lambing ewes and 130 calving cattle, responsible for all livestock related cross compliance and delivering agri-environment/site management objectives. Line manage grazing assistances.

- Self-employed Shepherd, January 2017 Present - Working for various sheep farmers across the UK with flocks ranging from 200 to 3000 ewes including large hill farms on the West Coast of Scotland- Use of modern mobile handling, weighing and drafting equipment. - Carrying out administration of veterinary medications. - Vaccinating/ Worming / Dipping ewes and lambs. - Contract crutching and shearing to high standard. - Lambing both inside and outside. - Manage 500 1000 head of sheep on keep October March . - Good working dogs.

Assistant Reserves Manager, Breckland (part time), January 2017 2019 - Managing a team undertaking practical reserve management across Brecks heaths, fens, mires and reed beds. - Carrying out day to day management of livestock including; Dartmoor Ponies, British White Cattle, Shetland and Black Welsh Mountain Sheep to high welfare standards. - Undertaking successful Countryside Stewardship applications and works, ensuring all relevant cross compliance is adhered to. - Ensure work place health and safety is maintained and all relevant documents are up to date. - Manage annual budgets. - Operating a variety of machinery including, Tractors, Quad Bikes, Excavators, Chainsaws, Brush cutters, Welders and other workshop equipment. - Line managing staff and volunteers. - Supervising contractors and liaising with various partners across the county. - Collecting biological data and other survey works. - Using GIS software (Arc map, map info & QGIS) to produce maps, records and displaying GPS data.

Preferences
Availability

Start: 18/01/2022 Finish: Not Specified

Preferred region

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Type of job

Permanent

Where would you like to work?

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