City and Guilds, NVQ Level 1,2,3
NVQ Level 3 in Livestock Production City & Guilds Level 2 - SafeUse of Veterinary Medicines First Aid
Full Car Licence
I have 2+ years experience of driving John Deere tractors with loaders, also experience of driving with a trailer on, and reversing. I have transported animals from one farm to another, so I have experience of driving on the road.
I currently work on an outdoor organic breeding unit, and I have been managing this farm by myself with some help since April 2019 Before this I worked on an outdoor breeding unit from July 2017 until April 2019. In this time I have learnt a lot about pig production, and how to give the pigs the highest welfare standards I have almost completed a Level 3 NVQ in Livestock Production, I have experience in working on the dry sows and the farrowing, and working as a team throughout On the dry sows I have experience in daily checks of checking for returns, changes in the pigs, checking the water supply, calculating feed amounts and type of feed depending on age and gestation period and repairing fences and making wallows. I also have experience in moving huts, strawing the huts, serving, vaccinating, treatments, euthanasia, removing dead pigs, scanning, and transportation On the farrowing I have experience in handling a freshly farrowed gilt/sow, checking and counting piglets, fostering, removing dead piglets, checking sow condition daily, treating sows and piglets, creep feeding, moving huts, strawing the huts, checking the water supply, feeding the right amount depending on a gilt or sow, fixing fences, weaning, making wallows vaccinating and tail docking.I also had a small experience in managing the farm on my own, which was mainly looking after the farrowing, when the old herd reached fifth parity and was being culled out.
I have a partner.
I currently volunteer for the RNLI, and I have done this for 5+ years. I also like to shooting, and beating. I have just started wildfowling too.
April 2017 - July 2017 I worked at this company for a short time, as I found a new employer close to home. This company has a GP herd and commercial herd on the same unit. In this short time I gained experience in setting up the dry sows and farrowing fields on the farm. I also learnt how to serve, wean, work with my team members on the farrowing. I learnt how to tail dock and ear notch. I gained driving experience on tractors and on a telehandler. I left this company for a better opportunity.
Start: 01/01/2020 Finish: 11/04/2020
East & East Anglia