Level 6 FETAC Agricultural Certificate.
Full Car Licence, Tractor Licence, International
Tractor, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Fencing
Dairy, Beef, Goat, Sheep, Lambing
Slurry Spreading, Rolling, Harrowing, Fertiliser Spreading, Sheep Shearing Machines. Confident Trailer towing.
I previously farmed 300 mules and texel cross mules of my own in Ireland. While working as a self employed farm hand I have worked with a variety of breeds of sheep including, Suffolks, Texels, Charolais, Scottish Black Face, Herdwicks and commercial mules. I am confident with all elements of sheep husbandry and have completed many lambing seasons both indoor and outdoor. Lambing up to 1500 ewes indoors and 500 outdoors. I have worked with a variety of breeds of cows and I am confident with calving. I have experience with de-horning and castrating young calves. I have a small bit of Dairy experience. I also used to breed Pygmy goats and Cobb Ponies.
I have a partner. Zoe is currently managing a country pub in Cumbria though she would be moving with me to my new job. Zoe comes from a farming back ground and would be happy to help on the farm when required.
Sheep Shearing Competitions. I have represented Ireland on numerous occasions. This year I represented Ireland in the 6 nations Machine Shearing. I also made the final of the Senior All Nations Machine Shearing in France this summer.
Since leaving school at 16 I have worked as a self employed farm hand and sheep shearer. I also previously farmed 300 ewes of my own in Ireland. I have worked on a variety of farms, I am confident with all elements of sheep and beef husbandry. I have spent many seasons lambing and calving. I have experience in fencing. I am a professional sheep shearer, I have shorn in the UK, Ireland, Norway and New Zealand.
Start: 20/10/2019 Finish: Not Specified
East & East Anglia