Seeking livestock work
City and Guilds, BSc
Foundation degree Agriculture.
Level 1 Dry Stone Walling
Full Car Licence
Dairy, Beef, Pig, Goat, Sheep, Lambing, Calving, Poultry
I have a small amount of tractor driving experience. I am very willing to learn more on the machinery side.
I have done a lot of stock fencing both in Australia and the UK. All 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 have done sheep work in Australia too; moving sheep, marking lambs.
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 farm which has an indoor pig unit. I have been involved with mucking out and feeding. I mainly work with the sheep here. A small flock lambing 65 texels and suffolks inside.
Train my spaniels for gundog work.
I have done 3 years lambing. Mostly small flocks 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, foot bathing, 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 young 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 farm which provides support and education for a number of young people.
Start: 31/12/2023 Finish: Not Specified
I would consider relocating to anywhere if the job, location and accommodation were suitable.