Hartpury agriculture student looking for livestock and arable work in the UK
City and Guilds
Mainly Arable, Mainly Livestock, Mixed Farming
Completed various online courses with University of Western Australia (Best Practice Farming for a Sustainable 2050; Agriculture, Economics and Nature), Pennsylvania State University (Dairy Production and Management), and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Sustainable Food Production through Livestock Health Management). Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Animal Management: MMP 8 GCSEs (including English Language and Maths) at grade A-C
Full Car Licence
Beef, Sheep, Lambing
Buggy driving: I used a buggy whilst on the cattle station for a variety of jobs, from taking feed to animals, to going off-road and into paddocks to look for rogue bulls. 4WD: I have experience with 4-wheel driving in trucks, having used it for driving up mountainsides with little traction, and driving through gorges filled with water with slippery banks. Fencing and using chainsaws: I have learnt how to erect a barbed wire fence, as well as how to strain and fix them when needed. I also have limited experience in using chainsaws, having used them only a couple of times.
Most of my stock experience has come from being a lambing assistant on multiple farms during the 2020 lambing season. I have experience working on small hobby farms with only 250 ewes, to large commercial farms with flocks of 3500 pedigree ewes. I am used to working and dealing with situations both by myself and as part of a team. My duties as a lambing assistant included general care and husbandry of ewes, aiding with difficult births, castrating and ringing lambs, and caring for cade lambs. I also have experience working as a ringer on a 15000 head, 300000-acre beef cattle station in Queensland, Australia. My duties included walking weaners out (on horseback) of the homestead yard into the nearest paddock for grazing and watering, mustering in large paddocks both on horseback and on motorcycles, and transporting weaners to yards in order to dip them and carry out other tasks. These tasks included branding, de-horning, castrating and vaccinating. I was able to aid with the vaccinating and try my hand at branding, but due to the complexity, I was not able to de-horn or castrate.
In my spare time I like to keep fit by going to the gym and rugby training. I also have three ewe lambs that I plan to breed next year
I have lambing experience, working on both small farms with a flock of 250, to large farms with a flock of 3500, many of which were high-value pedigree ewes. My included general care and husbandry of ewes, aiding with difficult births, castrating and ringing lambs, and caring for cade lambs.
I spent 3 weeks night-lambing in Sheffield for 3,500 ewes, along with two other night-lambers.
I completed 150 hours of work experience on a small farm in Suffolk, where I aided the head stock-man in many duties including feeding, health-checking and vaccinating. I also helped out with my college's lambing season in both 2018 and 2019. I have spent 1 month (approximately 250 hours) working on a beef cattle station in Australia, where I took part in mustering on horseback and on motorcycles; branding, de-horning, vaccinating and castrating weaners; and caring for poddy calves. I also have experience in tractor driving and 4WD off-roading, and very basic experience with chainsaws.
Start: 01/02/2021 Finish: Not Specified
Predominantly Gloucestershire due to the location of my university, but willing to relocate if accommodation is provided