I am a friendly hardworking and dedicated person who is passionate about the job I do. I have been working with sheep since an early age and am looking to use my knowledge to improve other sheep flocks. I have a team of working dogs. Confident in all aspects of sheep work.
City and Guilds
Advance Level Apprenticeship in Agriculture (C&G Level 3 Diploma in Workbased Agriculture (Livestock Production)
C&G Fork Lift truck operations (rough terrain, masted and telescopic type (June 2019)
C&G Level 2 ATV and RTV handing with trailer (May 2019)
C&G Emergency first Aid at Work (Oct 2018)
British Wool Board Blue Certificate for Shearing (July 2019)
GCSE Grade 5 Mathematics, English Literature, Philosophy & Religion, Geography
GCSE Grade 4 English language, History
GCSE Double Science 5,4
Full Car Licence
Dairy, Beef, Pig, Sheep, Lambing, Calving
Competent in use of an ATV and RTV including a trailer.
Experiencing with telehandler and tractor plus scraper
Have been brought up with sheep - am currently working with 1400 ewes plus dry sheep, tack sheep and 30 beef cows. My experience includes : -Electric fencing - fly covering of ewes and lambs
-Helping with shearing, crutching and scanning - Weaning
-Movement of sheep using dogs and loading trailers/lorries - completion of movement licenses
-Indoor and outdoor lambing and having sole charge of 700 outdoor lambing flock
-All husbandry tasks associated with lambing including ringing and tailing, stomach tubing, lamb adoption, orphan lamb rearing - foot trimming -Checking of sheep - ear tagging - ram selection -Drug administration by injection and drenching
- Helping with calves and cows including TB testing, calf rearing, dehorning, bedding up and feeding.
Dairy Experience includes:
-Milking of dairy cows- maintenance of milking equipment
-Dehorning - TB testing -Calving -Calf rearing including stomach tubing, milk and feed calculations, ear tagging, calf hutch care
-Moving of cows and electric fencing - liming of cow cubicles
- fixing water tanks
I currently share farm a small flock of Pedigree Hampshire Downs
walking, beating , listening to music
I have been brought up with sheep and after leaving school started an advance level Apprenticeship in Agriculture (C&G Level 3 diploma in Agriculture) which involved day release at Sparsholt college whilst working.
I spent 8 months working part time on a 200 cow dairy farm as an agricultural apprentice as well as part time in sheep but in May 2019 converted purely to sheep farming. This year I had sole charge of 700 ewes for outdoor lambing .
I share farm a small flock of pedigree Hampshire down sheep producing rams for sale.
I have experience of working for a sheep contractor and have helped in the contract work of fencing, drenching etc.
I have trained my own sheep dogs and enjoy working them . I currently have a young collie pup who will start here training once old enough
Start: 07/07/2022 Finish: Not Specified
Wiltshire or surrounding counties