Farm worker looking for seasonal work through May-June to gain new skills and knowledge of all sectors of agriculture. Over 7 years livestock experience (dairy/calf rearer, lambing, kidding). Tractor driving experience over harvest. Telehandler ticket. Quad bike ticket. Any location in the UK.
Mainly Arable, Mainly Livestock, Mixed Farming
English IGCSE A, Maths IGCSE A*, Biology IGCSE B,
Chemistry IGCSE A, Geography IGCSE B.
Level 2 diploma in Equine Studies.
Level 3 diploma in Animal Behaviour Distinction.
November 2020: Milk Sure Qualified
2018: Large Animal Veterinary Medicine Certificate
2016: First Aid Training
2021: Car + Trailer Training
Full Car Licence
Tractor, Telehandler/Fork Lift
Dairy, Goat, Sheep, Lambing, Calving
Telehander ticket with various attachments on an arable farm. Also mucking out and carting away with tractor and trailer
Tractor driving - carting to basic cultivations, to hedge cutting and topping/flailing.
ATV Quad bike certificate.
Over 7 years livestock experience, working on a large dairy farm primarily as head calf rearer/youngstock manager, later promoted to temporary assistant manager. Very welfare conscious and have exceptional animal husbandry skills. I have complied to the high standards and regulations of a supermarket milk contract, and have implemented strict biosecurity routines.
Also introduced colostrum protocols and vaccination programmes to ensure all calves get the very best start in life and reduce antibiotic usage as much as possible across the herd.
Other duties include, but not limited to : milking + parlour routine / parlour hygiene, safe handling of cattle of all ages, calving, NMR milk recording, vaccinating + safe administration of medicines, herd health, heat observations, data input and record keeping, stock takes, staff management and leadership.
Solo night shepherdess for 1000 indoor lambing mules and suffolks. Spring 2021.
All aspects of animal husbandry from bedding down to cleaning out and disinfecting, to assisting with difficult lambings, wet fosters, bottle feeding / tubing lambs and identifying and treating sick ewes and lambs. Can ring, tail and tag lambs.
Also assisted on odd days with dagging, shearing and then vaccinating, worming and fly treating the ewes and lambs.
Spring 2022. 3 weeks contract lambing 1400 mule ewes indoors. Followed by solo charge around the clock care of a small flock of pedigree sheep, and also checking on a small beef herd with young calves at foot.
Farmer's daughter who grew up on a large mixed farm estate.
Head calf rearer / youngstock manager since 2015. Autumn 2019 - June 2021 was promoted to temporary assistant herd manager, alongside youngstock management duties
March 2021 - Lambing
July 2021 - October 2021 - Harvest Worker on 800 acre regenerative arable farm. From grain cart, to grain store management to telehandler driving and lots of brush and shovel work! Basic machinery maintenance. Also done topping and hedge cutting.
Nov - Dec 2021 + Feb -March 2022 - Kidding and Dairy Goats
March - April 2022 - Lambing
Start: 30/05/2022 Finish: Not Specified
Anywhere UK. Seeking seasonal work to learn about all sectors of agriculture and develop new skills.