Young stockman with an interest in pedigree livestock,looking for a full time position. Consider work anywhere.
I have completed a level one diploma in agriculture at molten college Northampton.
Full Car Licence, Tractor Licence
Tractor, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Fencing
Beef, Sheep, Lambing, Calving
Grassland maintenance, bale cart, hay making.
JULY 2017 SEPTEMBER 2017 TRAINEE FENCING CONTRACTOR, Working alongside the main contractor learning how to install various types of fencing and carrying out grassland maintenance. Using various equipment including driving small ground care tractor with post knocker and strimmer. SEPTEMBER 2017 - PRESENT APPRENTICE FARM WORKER, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE. Duties are general day to day care of 45 British Blue x suckler cows and calves, youngstock, bucket calves and fattening cattle. There was a flock of 130 commercial ewes which I did one lambing season with before they were all sold. There is a small herd of pedigree Texels which I look after, shepherding, foot trimming, worming, vaccination etc. I have taken my tractor test and my telescopic 6m test. I drive a Polaris Ranger to carry out shepherding and feeding and use Deutz-Fahr tractor for emptying muck trailers, harrowing, flat rolling, teddering, rowing up and bale carting. I also drive the Merlo telehandler to put bales in for bedding down, scraping out, loading and unloading and with the chopper bucket on for potatos. The farm also has a riding school and livery which I help with. Duties include maintenance of electric fencing and paddocks, harrowing the arena, putting bales round for the liveries and general jobs.
1st of April 2019 started on a high health pedigree cattle yard taking the roll as stockman. Jobs including Scraping out, bedding down, checking cattle and keeping them to a high standard of health, preparation for shows and sales, maintenance of sheds and fields, husbandry, carving, transporting and all the other roles of a stockman. The tractors, Telehandlers and attachments such as... John Deere tractors, JCB Telehandlers, straw chopper, bale unwinder. This some of the equipment I used on a daily basis around the farm making sure that I kept the cattle fed and bedded but also keeping the yard clean to a high standard. Having gained so much experience and knowledge from this job I found myself wanting to push on further. Sadly I didnt feel like I could do that at that farm so I finished at the start of June 2020 and now looking to expand my knowledge and experience even more elsewhere.
I come from a small farming background in Northamptonshire. We have always had pedigree cattle and sheep, including mine and my brothers flock of Blue Texel sheep. We have shown across the country and have bought and sold at the national breed sales. We decided to disperse the flock when we both started work and college and they helped us to fund buying a car each. I reinvested some of my money into a pedigree Limousin heifer which I purchased at the Gascoines dispersal sale back in October 2018. I have continued her halter training and am hoping to take her to some shows in the summer. Looking forward to getting her in calf later on to see what she can produce. I take part in Young Farmers events locally and enjoy visiting agricultural shows and game fairs. If I am not working, I like to get up to my local market at Thrapston to see what is selling.
Start: 19/01/2021 Finish: Not Specified
Open to work anywhere