Experienced GFW / shepherd looking for work in Devon.
City and Guilds
Mainly Livestock, Mixed Farming, Other
Full Car Licence
Tractor, Baler, PA1, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Fencing
Beef, Sheep, Lambing
I spent 8 years working for a contractor helping with all aspects of hay making and with cultivations and grain cart during harvest. I spent 2 seasons on a round baler and did a lot of bale carting and stacking.
Every year I did the grass maintenance on the livestock fields as well, harrowing, rolling, some spraying and topping.
Managed a flock of 1400 ewes for 8 years. Lambed outdoors. breeding replacement ewe lambs for ourselves and to sell on as breeding stock, alongside a small pedigree flock used to produce rams.
Have some experience working with cows on a beef and sheep farm, where we were fattening them up to put through the on farm butchery/ farm shop.
I started as a groundsman/ Gardner then got the opportunity to work on my first farm where I gained my first initial experience on a mixed farm with cows, sheep and a few pigs and chicken.
I then progressed onto a different farm where I gained my arable experience and progressed with my tractor operations. whilst there I took a keen interest in the sheep flock and took a very active role in increasing the flock up to the 1400 ewes.
Start: 01/08/2021 Finish: Not Specified