Eager to start a modern apprenticeship in livestock farming.
Mainly Livestock, Mixed Farming
I have a masters degree in Public Policy where I focused on agricultural policy development in Scottish Borders and Dumfries and Galloway.
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Some of this experience I have gained from my family farm in Poland, which has a full rearing system. I learned about minimising costs associated with calving as well as producing heifer replacements from suckler cows. Having the right dairy cow breed is very important as over years cows have been bred to produce more milk while neglecting other genetic factors. Therefore, I have been learning about ProCross cows and how they have an impact on feed intake and milk production.
I am fluent in English and Polish
n/a but looking for accommodation
Rock climbing Gardening agricultural policy
164cm 55 kg
I have a keen interest in farming and specifically policymaking in this sector; however, I am looking to build on practical experience to fully understand dairy/beef cattle farming. My goal would be to work on a dairy farm while being able to volunteer on a commission board to influence further development of policies in the area.
Temporarily worked on a dairy farm outside Lockerbie, due to lack of accommodation could not continue working there. Main jobs included helping out in the 12 unit parlour for 180 dairy cows. Health monitoring of dairy cows such as looking out for mastitis and keeping a record when a cow is in heat. Also, bedding, scraping, macking out, general health checks of calves, cattle clipping and foot trimming. Other tasks also included helping to set cement posts for the expansion.
My previous jobs included working in a tree nursery where I was eventually promoted to a supervisor for the agency workers. Tasks there were quite varied and we worked in all weather outside. From transplanting seedlings, planting cuttings, weeding and general tasks around the nursery that were required.
I had also worked for the British Army while I was in St.Andrews with a goal to complete mode alpha. It was part of the Univerity Officer Training corpse where I completed military firat aid, rifle safety handling and orienteering while leading a small team. Often working outside and keeping physically fit were important part for the final parade at the end of the year.
I take on every job as an opportunity to learn more especially recognising health issues in cows and different prevention methods available to reduce future long term costs. I also have a keen interest in grass management to ensure all nutrients are available for pasture-fed cows. Therefore, I am actively seeking opportunity to gain employment in the argicultural sector.
Start: 25/01/2021 Finish: Not Specified
Scottish Borders, Dumfries and Galloway or East Lothian