CV Ref No. CV Reference No. - 85583

Experienced Herd Manager looking for new and exciting challenge

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualifications


Type of farming wanted

Mainly Livestock

Other qualifications


Driving Licence

Full Car Licence

Equipment experience

Tractor, Baler, Ploughing, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Other harvesters, Fencing

Livestock experience

Dairy, Beef, Sheep, Lambing, Calving

Other equipment experience

20 years experience working with all types of machinery association with working on beef and dairy farms

Other livestock experience

20 years experience looking after livestock.  Health and welfare of 200+ beef animals,  Feeding and bedding animals.  Herd health and welfare of 800 mixed breed dairy cows.  Foot trimming,

Artificial insemination, Assisted calvings.  Milking 2 of the 3-daily milkings through a 20/20 de laval parlour with auto I'd and shedding gate.

Personal information


Other Information




Marital status

Married no kids


United Kingdom

Where are you currently living?


First language


Do you have the right to work in the UK?


Other languages



Spend time shooting and working dogs

Pen picture (Height, weight etc.)


Relevant health problems


Farming background

2001-2009  Agricultural contractors

Stockman/tractor driver

Main responsibilities:

Health and welfare of 200+ beef animals,

Feeding and bedding animals,

Tractor driving,






Maintenance of all associated machinery,

Unfortunately after 10 years I left the employment as the business was forced to downsize due to the owners health deteriorating.

2010-2012  Dairy Farm,


Main responsibilities:

Herd health and welfare of 800 mixed breed dairy cows,

Record keeping,

Foot trimming,

Artificial insemination,

Assisted calvings,

Feeding and bedding of livestock,

Milking 2 of the 3-daily milkings through a 20/20 de laval parlour with auto I'd and shedding gate,

I left the employment as a job was offered to me where I could forward my career whilst learning new skills in a role I loved.

2012-2015  Farming Partnership.

Herd Manager,

Main responsibilities:

Herd health and welfare of 450 pedigree Holstein cows and followers,

All record keeping using BCMS, Holstein UK and NMR,

Genomic testing and embryo transplant to make substantial Genetic gains to the herd.

Assisting difficult calvings,

Artificial Insemination

Managing all herd Nutritional and dietary requirements,

Plate Metering all silage fields for growth rate analysis.

Organising/Liaising vet visits and Tb tests,

Feeding and bedding of animals,

Maintaining state of the art DeLaval VMS robotic milkers,

Liaising/Organising with contractors and workers on the farm.

After 4 very happy years, where I was in charge of the dairy herd with the help of the farm manager I was able to advance this Pedigree herd of Holsteins from 9000lts to 13,000lts with the massive gains to be made from VMS milking, selective breeding using Genomic testing and focused nutritional requirements. Whilst keeping a calving interval of around 385 days.

It was with great sadness that I was made redundant due to the dispersal of the herd and the tendering of the land associated with the farm, meaning my wife and I needing to move back to Devon where we have our own small holding.


(Organic NOP herd)

Relief Staff

Role responsibilities:


Emergency Foot Trimming

Health and Welfare of the 250 Organic X-Breed cows


National Milk Records

Area Field Manager/Customer Account Manager

Role responsibilities:

At present I am responsible for the delivery and quality of service provided to approximately 1200 customers and 900 non-customer herds.

Ensuring the retention of NMR customers

Effective management of the self-employed milk recorders and samplers

Undertaking recruitment and training of self-employed Individuals

Managing and supporting the employed Area Coordinator on a day to day basis

Responsible for data quality in the area

Ensuring a high quality service and continued business development

Undertaking the promotion of new services as they are developed in the business

Assisting in additional projects as and when required

Maintaining accurate and timely records on the Customer Relations System

Ensuring that new herds are commenced in a timely manner

Extensive driving on a daily basis

Managing customers accounts.

Promoting new products and software

Signing up new business

Representing NMR at local events and shows

Genomics specialist within the Southwest Region

Presentations to vets, nutritionists, Breeding companies

After 5 years away from the day to day management of a running a dairy herd I have realised although I like my current job with NMR, the role is changing from what it was to focusing on sales and I have been missing working with cows. You could say I have never really stopping being involved with cows as I have worked for the multi-award winning Organic herd at H****** Farm, they create a lovely atmosphere to work in and that has made the decision to go back into dairy farming very easy.


Start: 23/11/2020 Finish: Not Specified

Preferred region

South West

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