I am a committed, enthusiastic and reliable individual with excellent communication skills. I am well organised and highly capable of working independently and on my own initiative as well as being a supportive team player. I have gained a variety of key livestock and people management experience
2006-2008Foundation Degree in Wildlife and Countryside Conservation, Bishop Burton College
2004-2006 National Diploma in Countryside Management, Bishop Burton College
2003-2004Ossett School and Sixth Form College
2019City and Guilds-NPTC - Safe use of Veterinary Medicine- Level 2- Cattle and sheep
City and Guilds-NPTC - Pesticides application unit 2
2018Romany Hereford - Cattle trimming course, preparation for show ring
MB Fire Training - Fire Awareness
2017City and Guilds-NPTC - Long Distance Transport of Animals by Road - Cattle and Sheep
Medrock Training Ltd - Emergency First Aid at work
MB Fire Training - Manual Handling
2016RAFT Solutions Ltd - Artificial Insemination of Cattle
LANTRA-Rough Terrain Telescopic Lift Truck (Pallet and Bulk) (up to 9 metres) - Refresher
European ATV Safety Institute - Rider Course
2011LANTRA-Rough Terrain Telescopic Lift Truck (Pallet and Bulk) (up to 9 metres)
2009Remote First Aid Ltd - Emergency First Aid at Work
Remote First Aid Ltd - Emergency First Aid in Remote Areas
2008The University of Hull- Foundation Degree in Wildlife and Countryside Conservation, Pass
Wakefield Metropolitan District Council - Customer Care Course
City and Guilds-NPTC-Animal Transport Certificate- Short Journey Cattle, Sheep and Pigs
LANTRA - Clearing saw
Wakefield Metropolitan District Council - First Aid at Work
2007Bishop Burton College - Basic Tractor Driving
2006Bishop Burton College (edexcel) - National Diploma in Countryside Management, Distinction
City and Guilds-NPTC - Chainsaw certificate - Maintenance, cross cutting and felling small trees
City and Guilds-NPTC - Pesticides Application unit 6
City and Guilds-NPTC - Pesticides Application unit 1
NCFE National Awarding Body - Sustainable Development Level One
2005City and Guilds-NPTC - Brushcutter Certificate Units 1 and 2
ASET- The Work Based and Placement Learning Association- Environmental Skills Level 1
2004Four AS Levels - Biology C, Geography C, Business Studies C and Chemistry D
200311 GCSEs all C and above including Maths B, Double Award Science B, English C
Full Car Licence
Tractor, PA1, PA2, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Fencing
Dairy, Beef, Pig, Sheep, Lambing, Calving
I have the skills to use and maintain agriculture machinery to manage livestock and grassland effectively, for example, fork lift driving,harrowing, aerating and topping
I currently work as a Shepherd and Stockman for Myerscough College where I am responsible for 1200 ewes and 100 Suckler cows. I manage the flock and herd on a day to day basis, with lambing taking place indoors at the beginning of March and later lambing ewes and hoggs lambing outside from the start of April. To assist with flock management, I currently run two working sheepdog, therefore I understand their importance in the day to day management of a flock.
Cattle all calve inside in March to Angus bulls, with calves weaned when the cattle come inside in the Autumn and are either kept for replacements, or taken through to finishing using a Total Mixed Ration Diet (TMR).
The following are a few details from my pervious role from which I was made redundant in October 2019, therefore giving you another insight into what additional skills can be transferred to your farm. Within the role I looked after a flock of 600 Lleyn sheep both bred for pedigree and for meat sales also having responsibility for a fold of 20 pedigree highland cows and followers with Elite Health status
The Kelby Lleyn flock were all MV accredited both the pedigree and commercial sheep making management easier and giving the flock health better. I carried out all associated tasks in order to maintain a flock with high health and welfare such as worming, feeding and vaccinations, all under my management. Lambing took place inside, during February with roughly three hundred pedigree Lleyns for replacements and pedigree sales. Then in March the rest were crossed to a charollais, texels and suffolks for prime lambs. I was responsible for managing one permanent member of staff and supervising relief staff at busy periods such as lambing, to ensure the smooth running of all operations. To build upon this management I have used showing as a shop window for selling breeding stock. Achievements including:
•Lincolnshire show Breed champion-2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
•Great Yorkshire show Breed Champion- 2014
•Driffield show breed and reserve breed champion- 2019
This role involved me taking ownership of a highland cattle fold, carrying out effective culling and purchasing, to develop its function and profit. This has included all associated animal welfare tasks such as calving, worming and blood testing. To build upon this management I used showing as a shop window for selling breeding stock. Achievements including:
•Overall male Champion- Oban February 2017 with Cameron Dubh of Kelby selling for 6500gns
•Private export of Legend of Kelby- February 2018 to Germany for £5000
•Breed Champion at both North of England Highland Cattle club show 2018 and Royal Norfolk show 2018 with WendredaDubh 1st of Kelby
•Male Champion- Midland and Southern Highland club show 2019 with Commander of Kelby
To maintain these standards, I introduced artificial insemination into the breeding programme using semen from old prize winning bulls to widen the gene pool. These calved in January therefore if they did not hold would fit back into normal calving pattern of February/March.
Understanding and following pedigrees for all breeds I have been involved with, has been of great interest and very beneficial for me to develop my ability to breed better animals. EBVs are an important tool when helping to select both breeding females and sires, but never taking away the use of the eye just adding to effective selection.
I am married with a daughter of 6 and a son of 2.
Outside of work I enjoy ringing church bells and judging cattle and sheep at shows throughout the country.
A healthy man of medium height and build.
•November 2019- Present Stockman/Shepherd, Mysercough College, Preston, Lancashire
•October 2010- October 2019 Livestock Manager, Lincolnshire
July 2008-October 2010 Livestock Officer, Wiltshire Wildlife Trust
August 2006- July 2008 Interpretative Officer,Wakefield
Start: 14/11/2020 Finish: Not Specified
I would like to work for an enterprise which is forward thinking and always striving for improvement. Location within the UK is not important as long a we can become settled as a family and I can further my career development.