An ambitious, committed individual keen to deliver quality results for the business, as well as a genuine interest in livestock and their wellbeing. Works well within a team or individually and take initiative. Years of experience as an accomplished herdsman/stock man/tractor driver.
Plumbing Level 2
Full Car Licence
Tractor, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Fencing
Dairy, Beef, Pig, Calving
Bedding of yards/cubicles
Scraping of yards
Herdsman on 350 cow spring calving herd
Stockman/calf feeding, youngstock person
Married with two children (9,11)
Spending time as a family Golf
I was born in South African and raised on a Dairy Farm. From a very young age I helped my father run the farm before moving to England in May 2001. Then after working in London for approximately three years I realised how much I missed farming. I then applied for a job on Park Farm Cadley, Marlborough as a Stockman/Relief Milker working for Guy Sainsbury on low yielding herd (6,500 litres) until September 2009. Guy then retired; the farm was taken over by David Homer whom I worked for as a Stockman/Relief Milker/Young Stock person on a high yielding Waitrose herd (10,500 - 11,000 litres) until 2012 when we took on another farm which I helped set up as a spring calving, grazing farm(approximately 350 cows in milk) where I was promoted to herdsman until August 2016.
The list of previous jobs on both farms are as follows: Milking-Herringbone parlour, TMR feeding Machinery maintenance, managing young stock (birth to two years)- general health, feeding, de-horning, monitoring growth to achieve two year calving, tagging & diagnosing and treating illnesses with vet assistance. Calving cows, treating milk fever & making sure that all calves receive colostrum Diagnosing and treating mastitis in dry and dairy herd. Diagnosing, treating lameness and mobility scoring. Heat detection, AI and monitoring cows are cycling after calving, Record keeping of all the above. General farm work
Start: 21/03/2021 Finish: Not Specified
Wiltshire and surrounding area.