Experienced Livestock/ Dairy and Farm Manager seeking position of responsibility
City and Guilds, NVQ Level 1,2,3, BSc
Home office licences for PIL, Nacwo, telehandler, DIY AI, Safe use of vet meds, Humane slaughter cert, short distance transport of animals, First aid at work (RQF), Food hygiene cert
Full Car Licence, Tractor Licence, LGV/HGV Truck
Tractor, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Fencing
Dairy, Beef, Sheep, Lambing, Calving, Poultry
55 to 250HP tractors, diet feeder wagons, sand dispensers, bale choppers, scrapers, telehandlers, muck handling, grassland machinery, trailers, bale handling.
All associated tasks with cattle and sheep. Predominately dairy cattle and suckler beef. High end experience of health and welfare. Currently my herd has 97% locomotion score 0, under 30% DCT used, SCC under 100, BS under 12, calf mortality less than 1% up to 6 months of age. Fully compliant with record keeping, computer records, BCMS, HUK and working closely with farm advisors and vets. Good knowledge of nutrition and getting the best from stock based on different systems of production
single, 4 dogs (well behaved farm dogs)
hill walking, cycle, cattle showing
After leaving Uni I have worked predominately in the dairy sector on herds of 100 to over 500 head of milking cows plus followers. I have been a herd person, herd manager and I am currently a farm manager for a very mixed and specialised diverse farm in the SW. I have worked in academic and research institutes across the UK which has given me my passion for animal welfare and helped to hone in on my exceptional livestock skills. I have worked in teams of 3 to 20 people. I currently line manage 2 full time staff and several part time workers. I have first class skills as a practical farmer doing what I love, being with the stock and equally skilled with the office based requirements to keep a farm up to date with legislation, budgets and record keeping.
Start: 13/10/2020 Finish: Not Specified
I am open to the job, I feel the job and living arrangements are more important than the location. I am currently in the SW and love it here but it does depend entirely on the job role.