English sheep and beef farmer and Aberystwyth University Graduate (BSc Agriculture)
BSc Agriculture 2.2
Full Car Licence
Tractor, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Fencing
Beef, Sheep, Lambing, Poultry
Quad/Motorbike/ATV Experience on hill country
John Deere and Kubota tractor experience with loader, rolling and karting.
JCB and Schaffer telehandler experience, including bedding cattle.
Worked on a ram stud. Running 5500 breeding ewes, plus 2500 ram lambs, replacements and hoggets. 200 beef cows also on the farm. Drenching, mustering, drafting, dagging, weighing and culling/ condition scoring all completed. Cattle drafting, weaning and loading done. Season with turkeys completed too, including killing and plucking.
My current employment is on a sheep, beef and poultry farm on the Mid-Welsh border. The business purchases store lambs to fatten for sale, with my main role being the welfare and growth of this stock. I conduct frequent stock checks, trim feet, administer medication where needed and move them between fields for grazing with the businesses working dogs. Cattle work is also a major part of this role, including picking cattle ready for sale, vaccinating, bedding down and feeding. I also complete one day at week at the poultry unit egg-packing and carry out bird health and welfare checks.
Girlfriend lives with me curently, so would be moving too.
Mountain Biking/ Cycling and Rugby.
85kg and 5'11
Five years lambing experience whilst at school. Experience in a mixed farm with onsite butchery and farmshop. One year on a sheep and beef station in New Zealand. For my placement year at Aberystwyth University, I was offered a job at a ram breeder in New Zealand. I accepted this opportunity and moved out to the lower North Island a few months later. This job was farming based, with most of my time involved with stock work and farm and land maintenance as part of the farm team.
Start: 02/11/2020 Finish: Not Specified