Hard working young farmer. Although I am just beginning my farming career I have tremendous enthusiasm for the industry and want to help farmers to farm profitably with a fresh, modern, hard working approach. Happy to work anywhere.
9 GCSEs with grades:
Full Car Licence
Tractor, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Fencing
Dairy, Beef, Sheep, Lambing, Calving, Poultry
I am confident using a post knocker for fencing and I have some experience with telehandlers and tractors however this experience is limited.
• calf rearing: calving, vaccinating, treating, feeding, ear tagging, dehorning etc
•rearing orphan lambs
•CMT milking cows
•drenching sick cows
•moving and shedding off cows and sheep
Partner who is a highly experienced dairy farmer with lots of tractor experience.
2019 lambing season
I assisted in lambing where I helped with the care of 1600 ewes pre lambing, whilst in labour, delivery and observation post lambing of both lamb and ewe before turning them out.
300 cow herd:
Milked three times a day in a 10:20 Herringbone parlour. The high yielders are housed indoors in cubicles where I would brush beds and put lime in, the low yielders were grazing outside in summer. They calve AYR and I assisted in heat detection, calving and then the rearing of the youngstock as replacement heifers. I was responsible for accurate record keeping, treating sick calves and heifers, vaccinating and maintain high levels of cleanliness around the farm. In the summer months I spent a lot of time fencing, which developed my tractor driving skills, I am now proficient with a post knocker and telehandlers.
This farm also had a small sheep enterprise consisting of roughly 300 texel x mule ewes, this meant there was lots of moving sheep, three strand electric fencing work and outdoor lambing.
________ & sons: November 2020 - current
I worked on 2 of their units as a relief calf rearer, assistant herdsperson and a relief milker. I was assistant herdsperson on the 240 cow unit. The cows were milked through a 16:32 swing over twice a day. I would be responsible for both milkings, calving, feeding, bedding up and scraping 3 days a week. The second unit that I relief milked on was a 60 point rotary parlour milking 550 cows twice a day. Both units were autumn block calving, with self feed silage in winter and all cows grazed March to September.
Milking 560 cows twice a day on a TMR Ration, with approx. 900 acres of arable and grass land.
Start: 11/04/2021 Finish: Not Specified
West Sussex as this is where my partners job is.