Experience Livestock and Zoo Keeper. Work in Devon or surrounding counties.
Mainly Livestock, Mixed Farming
Level 3 extended certificate
Pig, Goat, Sheep, Lambing, Poultry
Capable and competent using manual tools and power tools, including large outdoor power tools such as fuel and electric based strimmers, Hedge cutters and leaf blowers. I am fully capable of driving with a trailer.
breeding and caring for a variety of livestock, within zoos, for the purpose of consumption. I have coordinated breeding for different mixed and pedigree breeds of alpaca, sheep, pig and goat, competent in hoof, diet and health management. Working with cattle less than other species, I cared for 2 bull zebu organising and planning vet visits and routine TB tests. I am experienced in testing, working with and preventing the spread of strains of TB, including biosecurity barriers to prevent the spread within a collection across species.
My partner and I are looking to relocate and seek employment surrounding the Devon area.
Keeping fit and healthy, enjoying watching and playing a mix of sports such as football and badminton. educating myself and researching into livestock technologies, animal behaviour and conservation development.
•Category 1 animal experience, carrying out husbandry and training for Small clawed Asian otters and Bactrian camels.
•Breeding and management of livestock.
•Fully capable of driving vehicles, reversing with a trailer, on private land.
•Record keeping in day to day diaries and ZIMS database, to BIAZA standards
•Control over animal diets within the farm section of the zoo.
•Working alongside experienced vets in a variety of circumstances, from camel castrations to foot care. Animal capture and restraint trained.
•Working independently and part of a small team across a 50 acre site.
•Proven in hygiene and bio security on a BIAZA and BALAI approved site.
•Prophylactics and wormer capable, using external, oral and injection techniques.
•Education within animal feeding talks, education session and talking to the guests.
•Public interaction and exhibition of the animal collection, ensuring health and safety standards.
•uploading record keeping on Animal Shelter Manager and filing paperwork.
•ordering food and supplies from a variety of companies.
•Safeguarding students and volunteers.
•Supporting and safeguarding SEN students to achieve the most out of their courses safely.
•Feed preparation complying with food hygiene certification.
•General maintenance of the site and animal enclosures.
•Category 2 Animals including Meerkats and Kookaburra.
Start: 12/05/2021 Finish: Not Specified
ideally looking to work within Devon or surrounding counties, preference for work including Cattle and/or Sheep, however I am flexible and ready to work