Farm Manager, Sprayman, combine driver.
City and Guilds, NVQ Level 1,2,3
NPTC chainsaw cross cutting.
Full Car Licence, Tractor Licence
Tractor, Combine, Ploughing, Drilling, PA1, PA2, PA3, Tracked Machine, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Fencing
Management of all arable operations across four farm blocks, one on a contract farming agreement as of August 2020
Growing of combinable cereal crops
Estate management (including tenanted properties)
Running of Farm Gatekeeper software
All Spraying and liquid fertiliser applications using VRA technology
Drilling of all combinable cereal crops
Combine driving, experience on John Deere rotary combines along with class, Ideal & New Holland.
All primary and secondary cultivations on a conventional & min till/Cover cropping systems.
Communicating with staff members, delivery drivers and collection lorries.
N - plan generation & Fertiliser planning and buying
Grain movement and monitoring
Assisted in helping with lambing with guidance from a more experienced employee.
Hunting Shooting Schooling horses
September 2015 to Current
•Took over the running of the arable business in September 2015, and it was privilege to do so.
•Management of all arable operations across four farm blocks, one on a contract farming agreement as of August 2020
•Growing of combinable cereal crops
•Estate management (including tenanted properties)
•Running of Farm Gatekeeper software
September 2010 to September 2015
•Joined the company as apprentice farm craftsman, due to huge support from the employers I managed to progress quickly.
•Carried out all aspect of cultivations throughout the agricultural year.
•Operated both a trailed and self-propelled sprayer carrying out all chemical and liquid fertiliser applications, using GPS and mapping systems. (Agleader)
•All applications of granular fertiliser, using GPS and variable rate application technology.
•Using farm software for chemical and field records.
•Crop walking with the agronomist.
•Started in earlier years as relief combine driver, progressing to full time driver, operating a John Deere T670i.
•Looked after a small flock of breeding ewes for the company director.
•Carried out grassland management to aid the sheep flock and my own horses.
•Worked with other employees as a team to carry out maintenance projects on machinery and many of the farm buildings and properties.
•Delegating and taking on responsibility to other members of staff if, and when required.
April 2010 to September 2010
•Joined the company to assist in spring cultivation's and spring fertiliser applications.
•Used large modern cultivators, using tractors with Greenstar GPS.
•Large use of forklift and teleporter leading out granular fertiliser.
•Harvest work to include grain carting, machinery and vehicle daily maintenance, with guidance from more experienced staff
•Slug pellet applications using an ATV.
October 2009 to March 2010
•Rode and exercised horses to keep them fit for hunting.
•Daily cleaning out of stables and feeding horses.
•Turning horses out to a high standard for hunting.
Reporting to Mr Struan Abbott daily.
Start: 01/04/2021 Finish: Not Specified