Stockman/animal keeper with large mammal keeping experience. Good front loader tractor experience. Looking for possible dairy work, calf rearing, general farm work. Somerset/Dorset area.
Mainly Livestock, Mixed Farming
BTEC National Diploma in Animal care
10 GCSE A-D
•Tractors, trailers, trailed implements, PTOs and use of front loader 2008, 2016, 2021
•Wood chippers 2008
•Brush cutters/Strimmers 2005
•ATV operation 2003
Full Car Licence, Tractor Licence
New Holland T6 Front loader tractor operations.
Trailed implements including muck, bale and livestock trailers, rollers, harrows, PTO topper, yard scraper, snow plough.
Compact tractor front loader, back hoe, trailer, topper.
Various other 2 and 4 wheel drive tractors i.e Fords, John Deere, Massey Ferguson.
Simple service knowledge i.e oil, fuel, air filters, oil change, greasing.
Mostly exotic (zoo) animals. Working around large mammals including Ankole cattle (long horned), Camels, Elephants, Deer, Antelope, Goats.
Experience with TB testing, medicating (oral and injecting), worming, hand rearing, crush and head restraint, hoof care, ear tagging, record keeping, diet monitoring, rounding up/herding, etc.
Interest in Art, (playing and) watching Cricket and Football, Reading, Air rifle, gaming PC.
Worked at various Safari Parks and zoos. Relevant experience includes tractor operations on a near daily basis (emptying trailers, front loader use, topping, etc); breeding and rearing of many species (deer, camels, Ankole cattle, elephant) including hand rearing, tagging and microchipping; medicating and worming many species (orally, injections and pour on); record keeping (daily diarys, individual records, treatment sheets); animal feed ordering and diet changes; general maintenance of pasture, fences and barns; health and safety knowledge.
•Providing daily care of the animals in the section including record keeping and ZIMS entry, routine husbandry, feed preparation, observing, training, patrolling, medicating, exhibit maintenance, etc.
•Providing a high standard of guest satisfaction via immersive animal interactions i.e. giraffe and deer feeding; ensuring safe passage through animal reserves; responding and assisting with guest enquiries and complaints; participating in filming and live social media events; completing VIP experiences; ensuring enclosures, pathways and fences are safe and tidy; etc.
•The supervision of keeping staff including inductions, mentoring and training of new staff, ensuring company policies are adhered to, ensuring SOPs are followed, achieving high animal welfare and ensuring biosecurity is maintained at all times.
Start: 01/06/2021 Finish: Not Specified
Somerset or Dorset