Eager and enthusiastic Scottish stockman/tractorman. Lives in Stirlingshire, looking for farm work in and around Central Scotland. Very willing to learn any new core skills. Experienced in livestock husbandry (sheep and beef cattle), sheepdog handling, fencing and various machinery operations.
NC Agriculture, B+E trailer license, livestock haulage certificate (sheep, cattle, pigs and goats)
Full Car Licence
Tractor, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Fencing
Beef, Sheep, Lambing, Calving
When I worked on an Estate in Scotland, tractor jobs have mainly involved loader work, but I have done field operations such as power harrowing, discing and grass harrowing. At silage time during said employment, we baled all the silage in 1 cut, usually making over 2,000 bales per season. My job during silage was mainly stacking, but sometimes I also operated the bale wrapper. I also have experience with a telehandler, which I learned over 7 months working down in Warwickshire, England.
As a cattleman on the Estate, I worked with a herd of 260 beef cattle. Breeds were Blue-Gray and Simmental/Limousin crosses. Jobs entailed calving, calf rearing, horn debudding and general husbandry. As a shepherd, I worked with a hill flock of 3,000 Scottish Blackface, Swaledale and Cheviot ewes. I am experienced in lambing, lamb rearing, shearing, condition scoring, hoof trimming and general husbandry. Most of my shepherding experience comes from working with hill flocks, therefore I have participated in many hill gatherings. I have a 5 year old, fully trained border collie.
I have a 5 year old, fully trained working border collie who is keen and determined to work around sheep.
Table Tennis, Cinema, Skiing, History
I have been working in agriculture since the age of 17. My most recent position was a self-employed stockman in Warwickshire for 7 months. Before the first Covid lockdown, I spent 5 years as a tractorman/stockman on an estate in the West Highlands in Scotland. I have also worked as a general farm worker near Crianlarich, Stirlingshire and as a voluntary farm worker. I hold the NC Certicficate in Agriculture which I studied for at SRUC Oatridge Campus. I am currently working at my parents small holding in Stirlingshire; mainly looking after a small sheep flock and doing general maintenance, thus I am looking for work mainly within Stirlingshire and Argyll. I also help with seasonal work on a hill farm at Loch Lomond. I am also self-employed.
Start: 23/06/2021 Finish: Not Specified
Mainly in Central Scotland, preferably in and around Stirlingshire and Argyll.