Seeking mixed farm work in the north of England.
Foundation degree Agriculture.
Full Car Licence
Dairy, Beef, Pig, Goat, Sheep, Lambing, Calving, Poultry
I have limited experience of working with machinery but I am very keen to learn.
Previously I have driven tractors to move calf hutches, bales and for ploughing. But this was over ten years ago so I would need refreshing.
I have done alot of stock fencing both in Australia and the UK. Using hand held equipment.
Up until recently I had my own small flock of sheep which I managed for meat, wool and conservation grazing. For the past three years I have helped a neighboring farm with lambing indoors texel and Suffolks. I also help them with clipping, dosing and gathering in the sheep. They have an indoor pig unit which I have been involved with cleaning out and bedding up.
I currently also help a lady on a small hill farm with her sheep when required. This has included gathering the intakes with her dog when she was unable to, vaccinating, and dosing sheep. I have done a lot of sheep work in Australia too; moving sheep, marking lambs and also trapping and moving feral goats.
I have worked in dairy research where I assisted with DEFRA funded trials and degree students research projects. This included using a plate meter for grass measurements, milk recording, moving stock, and lambing.
I have worked on dairy farms milking, scraping beds, and calf rearing.
I've had sole charge of my own small flock managing the day to day health and welfare, organising sale of stock and communicating with vets.
Train my spaniels for gundog work.
I have a variety of experience on multiple farms both in the UK and Australia. I have worked in the dairy and sheep industries. I have done lambing indoors in the UK doing the usual indoor lambing jobs: penning up ewes and lambs, taking ewes and lambs out to the field with quad and trailer, tailing lambs, record keeping. I have milked in a herringbone and rotary parlours. In Australia I milked 500 cows by myself and I set up a successful calf rearing unit here.
I have worked on other calf units rearing dairy replacements and beef calves. I have been involved in dairy research working on DEFRA and Home Office trials.
I have previously worked sheepdogs. I have a one year old dog who I am training to work sheep.
Up until recently I had my own small flock of native breed sheep. I used these for conservation grazing and I managed everything myself including their welfare and looking after the land.
Start: 01/12/2021 Finish: Not Specified
North of England