Experienced herdsperson looking for a position on grass based farm (management dairy, suckler or sheep) in Scotland. Particularly interested in rotational grazing.
Mainly Livestock, Mixed Farming
degree in organic farming - Kassel university
Full Car Licence, Tractor Licence, LGV/HGV Truck
Tractor, Baler, Ploughing, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Other harvesters, Fencing
Dairy, Beef, Pig, Sheep, Lambing, Calving, Poultry
I have organised and participated in silage making (from choosing appropriate varieties to harvesting), barley culture, field vegetable cultures (planting, mecanical weeding).
Management of a mixed grass based care farm (200 acres, 27 dairy/beef cows, 60 ewes, 4 sows, various poultry). Rotational grazing from reorganising paddocks and tracks to managing grazing on a day to day basis (using a plate meter and agrinet)
Management of herds, flocks : ration, AI, calving, milking, lambing, shearing, grazing management
French/ English / German
Farm manager, 2017-2020
Management of a mixed grass based care farm (200 acres, 27 dairy/beef cows, 60 ewes, 4 sows, various poultry).
Management of a team of 20 persons (12 with special needs)
Financial analysis, record keeping and sales organization.
- non-profit organisation
Training and technical support for farmers in rotational grazing, dairy herd management, global animal health
Project management: independent dairy collective project, farmers group for biodiversity enhancement
Normandise, Dairy farm France
Dairy herd manager, 2014 2016
Care of 70 dairycows (180 acres) and associated foddercrops.
Creation of a new grazing system
organic farmers organisation
Education, training for organic farmers: crops and vegetable growing.
market gardening farm
Gardener, 2009 (6 Months)
Field vegetables 300 acres
Start: 23/07/2021 Finish: Not Specified
On a grass based farm, as a farm or herd manager (dairy, suckler or sheep). I am particularly interested in rotational grazing, low input animal husbandry. I enjoy working with a team and have developed leadership skills over the years.