Scottish outdoorsy all-rounder willing to undertake all aspects of farming duties. Very keen to broaden current skillet. A loyal and hardworking person with a passion for farming from early crofting upbringing.
Mainly Arable, Mainly Livestock, Mixed Farming
Chainsaw qualification in maintenance, crosscutting and felling and process trees over 380mm - MPTC
Side by side UTV training
Full Car Licence
Tractor, Combine, Baler, Ploughing, Tracked Machine, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Fencing
Beef, Sheep, Lambing, Calving
I have driven tractors from very old (Case A reg) to my most recent tractor, John Deere 6000 series 12 plate. We also had an old JCB digger which I used regularly. I have good control and experience of loaders of tractors and telehandlers.
Our Claas combine was also of a good age and we carried out as much maintenance on this as we could.
I have experience using a sprayer, topper and fertiliser spreader, along with ATV Weed Wiper.
I drove Class 1 articulated lorries for B*********of Tain collecting grain from farms and taking to distilleries around the North of Scotland - alot of very tight places to manouver.
HGV2 experience was with tipper and skip lorries. Although my lisence for these has now lapsed, the skills learnt have not!
Most fencing I have undertaken has been done by hand, occasional hiring of a postwhacker. All of this is done working alone.
I have experience riding an ATV and driving a UTV.
I have just finished a temporary position on a farm in Scotland where I assisted in all lambing duties, shed organisation and movement of sheep. I was also involved with calving during this time and had daily duties to feed and check all cattle. Assisted with movement and all other associated duties.
I have more experience with sheep than cattle, however I am always looking to widen my skill set.
We had a herd of 200 cheviots growing up, until I was 30. I helped on the family croft with all aspects - Lambing, tagging, castration, dosing, trimming feet, treating wounds, assisting shearer, movement of sheep.
We had a small number of Aberdeen Angus cattle of which I assisted movement, bringing them in for the vets, tagging calves and a small amount of calving.
My Highland Cattle experience is similar to that of the Aberdeen Angus herd.
My willingness to learn new skills and broaden my skill set is a big ambition of mine. I get my head down and get on with the job in hand and am willing to fully commit myself to any roles offered to me.
Wife and 2 daughters (5 & 7) and our pet Rottweiler - he is most definitely a pet and is most happiest when sleeping.
I enjoy golf and motorcycle riding and spending time outdoors with my family. I enjoy 'tinkering' on vehicles/implements.
I am type 1 diabetic and have been for 14 years, it is well controlled with insulin
March 2021 - May 2021 - Temporary position on busy farm with 400 ewes and 40 cattle. Daily duties included feeding of animals with quad, putting out bales with loader tractor. Counting and daily checks of all stock.
Carrying out all duties required in the lambing shed - assisting ewes when neccesary / administering medication when required.
2016 - 2021 - Estate worker for 800 acre estate. Duties include: assisting owner with Highland cattle (feeding/haylage/movement/vets/de-horning), ordering of feed and deliveries. All estate maintenance; all fencing, water troughs, drainage work, building maintenance, grass cutting, road repairs, light vehicle maintenance. All forestry; felling of trees, movement of wood, processing firewood, chainsaw maintenance. Generally given a jobs list to prioritize and work alone. Enjoy all aspects of working outdoors.
2007 - 2016
HGV class 1 & 2 driver for companies throughout Scotland. All aspects of yard work undertaken also in each role with use of forklift.
2000 - 2007
British Army - Royal Logistic Corp
Driver - toured Iraq and Northern Ireland
I grew up on a family run croft in Portmahomack. We had sheep and cows and undertook all arable farming.
Start: 10/05/2021 Finish: Not Specified
We are relocating to Wiltshire to be nearer family following a change in cirumstances. I have my own vehicle and am able to travel to and from any place of work at any required time.