Experienced head dairyman/ heard manager have been running a heard of Friesian holstein as sole Herrdsman for last 9 years in Dorset. wife has been calf rearing on farm and is also experienced relief milker.
Full Car Licence
Dairy, Beef, Pig, Goat, Sheep, Lambing, Calving, Poultry
I have done basic tractor work, muck spreading,scraping etc, I can drive a telehandler and use to lift downed cows and basic things but I have been a dairyman on a farm where they have had tractor drivers for last 9 years so have not had to use them much, I am more than happy to get back in to bedding up and feeding though.
Milked sheep for 3 years on a mixed stock farm,which included Jersey cows, Angus and red pole beef animals llamas goats chickens and ducks.
Have spent last 9 years milking as sole Head Heardsman/heard manager high yielding holstein producing milk for cheese.
Worked feeding pigs on an outdoor farm and cleaning the rearing pens on my days off from milking sheep.
My job would need 2 months notice to leave which would start from when a decision is made on taking a new job.
Married with 2 children
We are very active out doors people who like the coast and the sea.
2011- present sole head Herdsman/herd manager
running a heard of high yield holstein Friesian cows, working to reduce antibiotic usage in line with the cheese makers requirements, doing all foot trimming in house both lame and dry trimming using my own foot crush. Working closely with the vet to maintain good heard health. Before that I worked as an assistant Heardsman in north Devon learning the skills to transfer from the dairy sheep work I had been doing over to cattle.
Start: 01/11/2020 Finish: Not Specified
I would like to stay in the South West around Dorset Devon and Cornwall but would also be happy to head to the Isle of wight. Would prefer to stay within an hours drive of the coast.