Motivated graduate with extensive agricultural and countryside experience, brought up in rural Dorset on my parents council dairy farm. I enjoy working as part of a close-knit team, enabled by strong communication and leadership skills.
City and Guilds, NVQ Level 1,2,3, BSc
Full clean driving license including trailer test (since July 2012)
Level 2 Certificate of Competence in Forklift Truck Operations (April 2013)
Level 2 award in Sit Astride All Terrain Vehicle Handling (March 2013)
Level 2 award in Safe Working in Agriculture and Production Horticulture (February 2013)
Level 2 award in Transport of Animals by Road (short journeys) (February 2013)
Emergency First Aid at Work (January 2012)
Level 2 award in the Safe Use of Pesticides (PA1,PA2 and PA4) (September 2013)
Level 2 award in the Safe Use of Veterinary Medicines (June 2013)
Level 2 award in Food Safety and Catering (November 2012)
Level 2 award in Tractor Driving and Related Operations (March 2012)
Level 2 award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting (November 2014)
Level 1 award in Manual Metal Arc Welding (July 2013)
Competent with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook etc)
Full Car Licence
Tractor, Combine, Ploughing, Drilling, PA1, PA2, Tracked Machine, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Fencing
Dairy, Beef, Sheep
Driven a range of tractors including John Deere, Case, New Holland Massey Ferguson and JCB Fast Tracks, from 120 horsepower to 620 horsepower.
Operated a variety of different implements, including triple mowers, both 2 and 4 rotor rakes, carting grain and silage in 18 ton trailers, bale moving and stacking, muck spreading using both side and rear discharge, cultivating using a wide range of implements, ploughing using an 8 furrow plough, drilling using a Horsch sprinter, rolling. Spraying arable land using a Bateman rb35 with 32 meter boom.
Competent 360 digger driver operator.
Experienced telehandler driver with 8 years experience.
Driven a range of combines including New Holland, Case and John Deere all with 40ft headers.
A wide range of sheep experience including, mouthing and uddering ewes, condition scoring ewes, worming and vaccination both ewes and lambs, weighing lambs, ringing and tagging lambs, mustering and sorting lambs and in yards.
Highly skilled and both electric and fixed stock fencing.
A range of beef experience including worming and vaccinating, weighing animals, administering medicines, disbudding calves and general day to day care of a herd.
Dairy experience includes milking in a range of parlours, including both a 6 a breast and a 48/48 rapid exit. Other tasks completed being calf rearing including feeding and bedding up. Experienced feeding the dairy herd using a TMR ration.
Enjoy country sports Active member of the local young farmers club
5'9 Medium build
Summer 2018, 2019, 2020 _______ ______ Contracting- returning summer role as grain store manager, reporting to the Farm manager. Responsible for all grain store operations, organising the grain coming in and co-ordinating grain pick-up.
Autumn 2017- _____ Estate- worked as part of a 10-person harvest team in Australia, driving a combine with a 40ft header cutting wheat, barley and canola.
2017- ______ Farming- drove a Case Axial-Flow 8230 combine with 35 ft header for a season cutting oilseed rape, barley, wheat and beans as part of a six-person harvest team. Other tasks include spraying, cultivating, estate management and fertiliser spreading.
2015 2016 ________ ______ Contracting- spent 15 month placement working as part of the ______ ______ Contracting team, taking on a range of roles and responsibilities including estate management, grain store management, spraying (with a Bateman RB35), cultivation and New Holland 9090 combine operation during harvest.
2007 2018: Worked on local mixed farms doing general farm work that included: tractor work such as mowing, muck spreading, corn and silage carting, slurry tanking, raking ploughing, power harrowing and drilling.
Autumn 2019 Spring 2020 Nithdale Farm and Nithdale Genetics worked as part of a shepherding team in New Zealand at Nithdale, a national leader in breeding dual purpose Romney and SufTex sheep. Completing tasks such as weighing, drenching, worming and weaning lambs as well as mouthing and uddering ewes. Other tasks completed were mustering and moving ewes with dogs as well as electric fencing for strip grazing. Whilst there I was also heavily involved with stock checking worming and weighing beef animals on the station fully utilizing EID technology.
2007 2018: Worked on local mixed farms doing general farm work that included calf rearing, weighing and worming beef animals, as well as shearing, crutching, worming, vaccinating and weighing lambs. Daily checks of animal health and well being were also completed.
2013-2018- Part time sheep shearing, working for a local shearing contractor averaging 100 ewes a day.
Start: 20/10/2020 Finish: Not Specified