2nd year Hartpury University 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
I drove a mule/UTV 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. 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.
Most of my stock experience has come from being a lambing assistant on multiple farms for the past couple of years. 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, ringing lambs, and caring for cade lambs. I also have experience working as a stockperson on a 15,000 head, 30,000-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.
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 duties included general care and husbandry of ewes, aiding with difficult births, ringing lambs, and caring for cade lambs.
I spent 1 month lambing a 1500-head flock in Leintwardine this year, as well as 3 weeks night-lambing in Sheffield for 3,500 ewes, along with two other night-lambers in 2020.
I completed 150 hours of work experience on a small farm in Suffolk, where I aided the head stockman 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 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.
I also have some tractor driving experience, mainly through dragging airstrips and transporting rubbish whilst on the station in Australia.
Start: 01/10/2021 Finish: Not Specified
Predominantly Gloucestershire due to the location of my university or Suffolk/Essex due to home address but willing to relocate if accommodation is provided