South West Area based experienced tractor/farm machinery operative with an interest in beef/cattle stockmanship. Familiar with TMR feeding as well as general livestock tasks and also competent at crop spraying, cultivation tasks, hedge trimming, loader work and other such arable/beef activities.
City and Guilds
Mainly Arable, Mixed Farming
Telescopic loader ticket
Chainsaw maintenance and crosscutting.
Administration of Veterinary medicines.
City and guilds Level 3 Diploma in Agriculture
City and Guilds Extended Level 3 Diploma in Agriculture.
Full Car Licence
Tractor, Combine, Baler, Ploughing, Drilling, PA1, PA2, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Fencing
I have experience in the operation of numerous brands of machines.
I currently operate JD 30m isobus sprayer with section control using a JD 6250r with Greenstar rtk.
I am also responsible for the upkeep and daily maintenance of a large 700 series JD combine however I'm not the main driver of said machine.
Over past experience I have operated numerous makes of tractor including CNH tractors,
Valtra, Fendt and MF tractors.
In NZ I operated a direct drill as well as a pneumatic fodder beet precision drill.
In the UK I undertook a full season of drilling using a Vogel Noot combination air drill. I also have done some ploughing using a Dowdeswell 5 furrow and press. Other tractor based tasks include
Hedge trimming, loader tractor tasks, rolling, Tedding, round baling, 4 rotor raking, sub soiling, bale wrapping (round and square), dung and slurry spreading, cultivations and straw stacking/hauling as well as silage and grain trailering.
For the past 2 winters I have looked after dairy cattle feeding them daily and keeping them bedded up. I have basic calving experience. However calving and the administration of vet meds are areas I wish to gain more experience in. Prior to the most recent experience in this area I have helped close friends with lambing and other sheep tasks. Also helped in previous roles with general beef/dairy husbandry.
Walking, mountain biking, Enduro Racing, social events including Young Farmers.
5ft 11" 13st
A vast array of experiences have been acquired over the last 12 years, working firstly for family on our own 1300ac beef/arable unit during summer holidays.
Since the above time I have travelled to New Zealand and worked for a contractor doing tasks such as direct drilling and bale wrapping in both the UK and NZ. I am currently working on a 2000ac operation where I am responsible for all crop spraying using a JD 954 powrspray 30m as well as cultivations and grain hauling using JD modern machinery and full Greensted GPS operating systems. As part of the arrangement I also work during 4 months of the winter on a local dairy where I undertake the feeding and basic upkeep of around 700 dairy cattle and followers. This includes Keenan tmr feeding and feeding out wintered stock.
I have acquired good general farm work skills over the years and have a passion for arable farming and a keen interest in particularly beef and sheep husbandry.
I also took a year out of farming and worked as a butcher in my family's own farm shop. This was beneficial to my farming knowledge as it helped me understand livestock supply chains as a customer of the farmer.
Start: 30/04/2021 Finish: Not Specified