Experienced herdsman/herd manager. Work in Wiltshire/Somerset/Hampshire.
DMA-herd manger qualification
Full Car Licence
Tractor, Ploughing, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Fencing
Dairy, Beef, Sheep, Lambing, Calving
I hold a telehandler license, and a full uk driving license, I have some experience of ploughing however would benefit from a refresh, I mainly use loader tractors, feeder wagon, scrapper tractors, JCBs, and manatou. I have many years experience on outdoor grazing dairy farms in which fencing was part of the day to day tasks on the farm-maintaining fence lines, post bangers and stock fencing. I am very confident in using machinery and pick up the knowledge on them very quickly.
I have worked on dairy farms since 2007 and have a great deal of knowledge with dairy cows and calve rearing. I have done 1 season on lambing over that season I helped lamb over 1000 ewes. I have work on a beef and sheep farm in Box, they had around 500 beef Animals, this position included moving cattle, daily checks, weighing and TB testing.
Married with 2 young children
Car enthusiast, playing with my children and pets. Anything outdoors.
62 118kg-(not in fat)
Lambing/lamb rearing 04/2007-09/2007
Assisting the sheep farmer with lambing / and rearing yews,
Recording keeping/tagging a yews/lambs
Hygiene and maintenance around the farm
Assistant herdsman 04/2007- 10/2009
•Dry cow checks
•Milking 2x a day
•General yard maintenance
Relief Milker 09/2009-09/2010
Salt box farm, Box
•Milking 1x a day
•Assisting farmer with general yard work e.g cubicle housing,feeding & bedding of heifers using straw chopper
Farm hand 09/2010-02/2012
•Tractor driving with trailer
•Weighing and sorting sheep
•Checking and feeding beef cattle
Dairy, Stockton Wiltshire
•Milking 2x day
•General yard work
•Assisting with TB testing and vet checks
Herdsman / assistant manager 09/2012- 01-2017
I have been working with a spring and autumn block calving, I gained a lot of experience at this farm, and took part in a DMA course and graduated whilst here. I have gained knowledge on heat detection, detecting mastitis and spotting lameness in cows.
•Milk 2x a day
•Yard and farm maintenance
•Assisting vet with TB testing
•Calving dry cows
Herdsman 03/2017- 2019
Since iv been working here, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time, I have gained a lot of experience boosted my confidence a lot with the help of the team here, I have been on various training course to increase my skills, and feel ready to take on a new challenge.
•Young stock checks
•Weighing and assisting with dehorning to young stock
•General yard and field work
•Insuring vehicles are to a safe standard to use reporting any problems
•Communicating as a team member
•Dry cow checks assisted calving
•Tending to sick cows
•Working in a safe and responsible way
•Working the Quickes way
Senior Herdsman 04/2019-present
In this position I milk 500 cows, indoor and all year round calving, twice a day milking, dealing with sick cows, drying off, assisting with calving & general animal welfare.
When I accepted this position the farm was planning on changing over to robot milking however this has now come to a stop and my role at this farm has turned out to be only milking and I feel I am not making the most of my skills and experience in this role any more.
Start: 15/06/2021 Finish: Not Specified
Wiltshire, Somerset, Hampshire