CV Ref No. CV Reference No. - 79990

Head herdsman.  Work Yorkshire/Cumbria.

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualifications

NCA, NVQ Level 1,2,3

Type of farming wanted

Mainly Livestock

Other qualifications

-

Driving Licence

Full Car Licence

Equipment experience

Tractor, PA1, Telehandler/Fork Lift

Livestock experience

Dairy, Beef, Sheep, Lambing, Calving

Other equipment experience

Tractor driving and maintenance.  tractor and trailer work inclusive of slurry and rolling etc.

Other livestock experience

My stock experience includes milking, rearing young stock from new born right through until first lactation, maintaining herd health such as three and seven day fresh cow keytone and temperature checks. Keeping on top of any mastitis/ cell count issues, aiing, working closely with vets on routine visits, calving cows and so on.

Personal information
Sex

Male

Other Information

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Age

30

Marital status

Married

Nationality

United Kingdom

Where are you currently living?

Cambridgeshire

First language

English

Do you have the right to work in the UK?

Yes

Other languages

-

Hobbies

-

Pen picture (Height, weight etc.)

-

Relevant health problems

-

Farming background

Head Herdsman | Cambridgeshire

MARCH 2020 - Present

Acting as assistant dairy farm manager working with 400 Holstein cows. Duties include but are not limited to;

• Co-ordinating and assisting daily herd inspections to assess general animal health acting in a timely manner to all issues as well as assistance during all veterinary visits

• Assist with regular training of new staff to ensure agricultural regulation compliance and Health and Safety is maintained

• Dehorning and dosing calves as well as rearing to optimum weight and health

• Confidence in problem solving and exercising judgment whilst working under pressure

• Medication and vaccination administration

• Health assessments of fresh calved cows taking 3 and 7 day temperature and keytone checks

• Daily tracking of herd health using Cow Manager system

• Hygiene maintenance and yard cleanliness inclusive of power hosing etc

Head Herdsman | NI

OCTOBER 2010 MARCH 2020

Worked as Head Herdsman managing a dairy farm with 500 Holstein cows completing twice daily milkings in 19x19 BouMatic parlour with continuous improvement strategies implemented to ensure optimal milk production. Large herd working has enhanced both organisational and animal husbandry skills with daily monitoring and maintenance of all breeding data and vaccine programs. Regular working in partnership with vetenary staff to maintain the welfare of all animals and gained strong working relationship with Seamen reps for World Mating System (WMS). Proven track record in artificial insemination of cows and heifers in line with mating programs as well as assisting with pregnancy diagnosis in cows and heifers. Fully competent using Agri-BouMatic computer records system for heat detection and AI records as well as permit application with government Department of Agriculture (DAERA). Also fully competent with tractor and trailer work inclusive of slurry and rolling etc.

Herdsman | NI

JULY 2008 FEB 2009

Working as a herdsman with over 300 pedigree Holstein animals. Strong focus on milk production and daily milking which included set up, operating and maintaining milking parlor equipment. Regular interaction with livestock enhanced animal husbandry skills to enable full confidence when identifying and isolating all animals who were sick resulting in milk unfit for human consumption.

Participated in regular assistance with veterinary visits gaining experience in identifying sickness and administering medication, vaccinations and maintaining cattle identification and health records with reference to calving dates and heat detection.

Herdsman | West Sussex

JULY 2008 FEB 2009

Experienced gained on both an arable and dairy farm. Tractor driving and maintenance greatly improved ensuring all farm equipment was operational resulting in reduced repair costs. Yard and livestock hygiene prioritised to reduce risk of injury and ensure health and safety was maintained as well as optimum milk production. Daily livestock checks carried out both individually and alongside veterinary visits to check for physical signs of disease or injury. Introduction to administering preventative medications and vaccinations independently in co-ordination with veterinary livestock management plans. General dairy farm duties carried out from bedding animals, milking and calf rearing.

Preferences
Availability

Start: 16/10/2020 Finish: Not Specified

Preferred region

-

Type of job

Permanent

Where would you like to work?

Yorkshire Cumbria

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