Very experienced tractor driver and stockman, who has spent over 30 years working within the farming industry. Highly competent in operating a wide range of farm machinery. Reliable, trustworthy, willing to learn new skills and works well within a team and on own initiative.
City and Guilds
Mainly Arable, Mixed Farming
1989 Tractor Driving | NPTC
1991 Phase 1 & 2 | City and Guilds
1991 PA1 & 2 | NPTC
1996 HGV Class 2 | Mid Anglia Training
1997 Telescopic Rough Terrain | Fork Lift Training Services
1998 ARC Welding | Kettering & Oundle Training Group
Full Car Licence, Tractor Licence, LGV/HGV Truck
Tractor, Combine, Baler, Ploughing, Drilling, PA1, PA2, HGV 2 and 3, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Other harvesters, Fencing
Dairy, Beef, Sheep, Lambing, Calving
Confident in a large range of arable tasks, including; ploughing, cultivations drilling, spraying, fertiliser spreading, combining, baling, carting, hedge cutting etc and all jobs relating to Hay and Silage work.
Competent in working with livestock, including: beef and dairy cattle, relief milking dairy herd, calving and calf rearing, feeding, bedding up, mucking out and assisting with sheep flock and lambing.
11/2020 to present. Tractor driver and machinery operator.
Currently working on a 680 ha arable farm, Undertaking a wide range of jobs including; primary and secondary cultivations, drilling, fertiliser spreading, rolling, grain carting, hedge cutting, ditching, loading grain lorries, workshop servicing and repairs. Confidently using GPS technology.
01/2001 to 11/2020. Tractor driver and stockman.
Responsible for being in control of the company's arable enterprise on a 400 acre farm and performing all tasks required, including: cultivations, ploughing, drilling, spraying, fertiliser spreading, hedge cutting, manure spreading and combine harvesting.
Independently farming the grass unit by carrying out: mowing, tedding, rowing, baling, bale wrapping, topping of grazing pastures. and forage harvesting with a trailed Mengele chopper.
Confidently using modern farm machinery, including GPS.
Working with livestock in a team with the farms dairy herd and also on ones own with the beef enterprise. Responsible for the health and wellbeing of a herd of 200 beef cattle, relief milking the dairy herd, feeding the cattle with a Keenan feeder, calving and calf rearing. Also, cared for a flock of 100 sheep, duties including lambing, feeding and ensuring that all the animals on the farm had a clean and safe environment.
Being in control of establishing and maintaining various ELS and HLS schemes across the farm. Ditching with 360 tracked excavator and monitoring dirty water systems.
Carrying out mechanical servicing and repairs to farm machinery to ensure all equipment was in good working order.
10/1997 to 01/2001 Tractor Driver & Machinery Operator
Performed arable tasks related to growing cereals and sugar beet including: fertiliser application (both liquid and granular), relief spraying, ploughing, heavy cultivations, secondary cultivations, corn carting, relief combine harvester driver, grain store monitoring and loading grain lorries.
Assisted with building maintenance and carried out mechanical servicing and repairs to farm machinery, as required.
08/1997 to 09/1997 HGV Class 2 Driver
Drove HGV 2 lorries undertaking deliveries of goods to a variety of premises.
06/1988 to 08/1997 Stockman & Tractor Driver
Operated a wide range of tractors and farm machinery, working to a high standard and very competent in all farming activities, including: baling, haymaking, silaging, ploughing, cultivating, rolling, hedge cutting, corn carting, bale loading and assisting in the grain store.
Worked within a team, and alone, caring for livestock, duties included: relief milking, calf rearing, feeding with a Keenan feeder, mucking out, bedding and assisting with the sheep flock.
Successfully maintained and undertook minor repairs on most types of farm machinery.
Monitored dirty water systems and irrigation of grass fields.
Start: 01/06/2021 Finish: Not Specified