CV Ref No. CV Reference No. - 86764

From South East England, looking for herd managers job in progressive dairy

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualifications

NVQ Level 1,2

Type of farming wanted

Mainly Livestock

Other qualifications

AI and foot trimming
Distinction in First Diploma in Agriculture at Plumpton College

Driving Licence

Full Car Licence, Tractor Licence

Equipment experience

Not listed

Livestock experience

Dairy, Calving

Other equipment experience

Calving jack, dehorning, castrating, foot timming crush, scraper tractor, loader, automatic scrappers, ketone testers, colostrum refractometer, Deleval milking parlour with hygnius, Westfalia Surge Washround system, clipping, Automatic cluster flush, ACR, Uniform, CTS, CIS, Farm Wizard, NMR herd companion, Cow Manager tags, Deleval Alpro Collars, sending off blood and milk samples to the vets.

Other livestock experience

Been working on dairy farms since I left school, was a fully hands on herd manager for nearly 10 years.

Body condition scoring, milk recording, identifying quickly RDAs and LDAs, identifying Torsions, helping in Caesareans, vaccinations, foot trimming, AI, Bull handling, Calving, worming, fly control, grazing management, mastitis control and management.

Personal information
Sex

Male

Other Information

A very practical and self-motivated dairy cow specialist with a proven track record in managing animal health, recording animal production and making genetic decisions within an agricultural environment. Over 10 years animal husbandry experience within the South East, developing pedigree Holstein Cows. Strong problem solving skills and animal welfare knowledge with plenty of experience in calf rearing, livestock parturition, dairy cattle nutrition and driving for optimum milk hygiene. Innate practical health skills such as ketone testing, drenching cows, foot trimming and identifying DAs. Great team leading skills with attention to personal encouragement, motivation and delegation. Professional relationships with nutritionists, vets, Semen reps, foot trimmers and Arable staff. Worked closely with feed companies for dairy cows, from ordering and maintaining stocks to new products and technology. Adept at teamwork, being forward thinking and communication.

Age

34

Marital status

Married and one son

Nationality

United Kingdom

Where are you currently living?

Kent

First language

English

Do you have the right to work in the UK?

Yes

Other languages

-

Hobbies

My biggest passion is for my own Holstein business, Holben Holsteins, where I have bought elite pedigree embryos from all over the world and have shown and sold offspring from them. These agricultural shows are how I like to spend my holidays. I also sell their milk raw to the local villages with my wife, offering a morning delivery service in glass bottles along with honey, bread and homemade ice cream. We call ourselves Ben and Hollys Little Dairy. My hobbies also include being outdoors, walking my three dogs in the countryside

Pen picture (Height, weight etc.)

6 foot 3.

Relevant health problems

-

Farming background

Dairy, Hadlow College 2020 Present

Dairy Head Herdsmans

The college dairy has pedigree Holsteins and Ayrshires and my tasks include:

-Milking 120 cows in 8:16 Herringbone parlour, twice a day

-Communicating with students that are on routine duties

-Added 8% to preg rate and halved the cell count in the first 4 months

-Identifying cows in oestrus

-Solely responsible for mating choices and breeding goals

-Aiding calving cows and care of dam and calf post parturition

-Solely responsible for ordering feed and medication

-Fully responsible for herd health

-Maintaining accurate paperwork for all aspects of the farm e.g. deliveries, deadstock, milk recording

-Identifying ailments and administering drugs accordingly

-Working with vets and nutritionists to make decisions to move the herd forward.

2019 2020

AI Precision Technician

After intensive and detailed fertility training I was given an AI round within the South East. My tasks included:

-Communicating with farm staff

-Using on farm fertility technologies and software

-Serving cows to a high level, hitting targets and goals

-Responsible for the farms fertility

Farm 2010 2019

Herd Manager

With these pedigree Holstein dairy cows, I play a pivotal role in all aspects of the health and welfare of the herd so that maximum production can be achieved. Working 12-hour days, 6 days a week my tasks include:

-Milking 300 cows in 16:32 Herringbone parlour, twice a day, 6 days a week

-Identifying cows in oestrus

-Herd average of 10,500L

-Organising staff rotas, cover for holidays

- Solely responsible for mating choices and breeding goals

-Aiding calving cows and care of dam and calf post parturition

-Solely responsible for ordering feed and medication

-Fully responsible for Farm Assurance

-Maintaining accurate paperwork for all aspects of the farm e.g. deliveries, deadstock, milk recording

-Identifying ailments and administering drugs accordingly

-Arranging with slurry contractors

- Working with vets and nutritionists to make decisions to move the herd forward.

- Grazing management in the summer months

Dairy Farm 2007 2009

Dairy Herdsman

- 250 Holstein Cows

- All milking duties including mastitis and drying off

- Calving cows and feeding calves

Holsteins 2004 2007

Dairy Herdsman

- 150 holsteins

-Lots of machinery work including yard duties

-Working under instruction and independently

-All aspects of the milking routine, mastitis, drying cows off etc

- Calf rearing

Preferences
Availability

Start: 15/04/2021 Finish: Not Specified

Preferred region

-

Type of job

Permanent

Where would you like to work?

A farm that has passion for their cows, wanting the best out of them by having high standards of health and comfort and sets goals and targets. I want to push my self on a progressive farm that wants to move forward.

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