Seeking livestock work
City and Guilds, BSc
Foundation degree Agriculture.
Full Car Licence
Dairy, Beef, Pig, Goat, Sheep, Lambing, Calving, Poultry
Previously I have driven tractors to move calf hutches.
I have done a lot 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. I also had my own poultry. I am now self employed doing livestock work on farms and animal care for individuals.
I have done a lot of sheep work in Australia too; moving sheep, marking lambs and also trapping and moving feral goats, kangaroos and wild boar.
I have worked in dairy research where I assisted with DEFRA and Home Office 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 work on a Care Farm which has an indoor pig unit. I have been involved with mucking out and feeding.
Train my spaniels for gundog work.
I have a variety of experience on multiple farms both in the UK and Australia starting when I was 17 on a sheep farm in Lancashire. I have done over 5 years lambing seasons lambing mostly 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. Other sheep work I have done is gathering, drenching, foot trimming, vaccinating, selecting stock for sale/slaughter, wool wrapping, and dagging.
I have milked in a herringbone and rotary parlour. In Australia I milked 500 cows by myself and I set up a successful calf rearing unit there.
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 by myself including their welfare and looking after the land.
I am now self employed working on farms. I also work on a Care Farm which provides support and education for a number of young people.
Start: 08/06/2022 Finish: Not Specified
I would consider relocating to anywhere if the job, location and accommodation were suitable.