CV Ref No. CV Reference No. - 90634

Skilled and competent Stockman with over 25 years sheep and cattle farming looking for sheep and cattle work in Northern England and Scotland

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualifications

NDA, NVQ Level 1,2,3

Type of farming wanted

Mainly Livestock

Other qualifications

1993-1994Hadlow CollegeNational Diploma in Agriculture
1992-1993Hadlow CollegeGNVQ Agriculture Level 3
1991-1992Brinsbury CollegeGNVQ Agriculture Level 2
1986-1991Wrotham School8 GCSEs A-Cs

2013Lantra Rough terrain telescopic lift truck
2013 Lantra Agricultural tractor with trailed/mounted implements & PTOs
2012National Sheep Shearing Certificate
2008 Welcome Host Plus
2008First Aid at Work
2008ECC Manual Handling

Driving Licence

Full Car Licence, Tractor Licence

Equipment experience

Tractor, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Fencing

Livestock experience

Dairy, Beef, Goat, Sheep, Lambing

Other equipment experience

Experienced operating CLAAS, John Deere, Ford, Case and Massey Ferguson tractors and Merlot, Terex, JCB and Manitou telehandlers on various farms primarily for moving bedding and forage bales with a bale grab, mucking out using a hydraulic muck grab, grass cutting, hay turning and general grassland management such as topping, rolling and harrowing.

Also experienced in the safe use of Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha quad bikes with Swale trailer and John Deere and Kubota RTVs with hydraulic cargo tipping bed for both lambing and general farm tasks on hill and lowland farms.

Also experienced using and petrol mowers and strimmers.

Other livestock experience

Coming from a farming background and having kept and worked with livestock my whole life I have a wealth of stock experience including:

Sheep - Extensive experience managing large commercial flocks of North Country Mule, Swaledale, Suffolk Mule and Texel sheep and pedigree flocks of Suffolk, Clun Forest, Kerry Hill and Teeswater sheep in various farm settings ranging from my family farm of 180 acres and lowland farms of 500 acres to uplands hill farms of 700 acres plus fell grazing. I am very experienced in all aspects of sheep husbandry and breeding including administering medicines, wormers, vaccinations, ear tagging, fly treatments, foot trimming, lambing, breeding management, dagging and small-scale shearing and I have years of experience in exhibiting pedigree sheep at agricultural shows and society sales with considerable success. I also have a working sheep dog.

Cattle Experience managing small and medium (25 400 head) commercial herds of Limousin and Simmental cross cattle of as well as pedigree herds of British White, Longhorn and Blue Grey. Competent in the day to day feeding and management of cattle including calving, vaccinating, worming, ear tagging, dehorning calves and liaising with vets for TB testing and general health care.

Goats Very experienced in commercial and pedigree goat husbandry having kept pedigree goats since a child and currently working on a 1000 milking head dairy goat farm. I am confident in all aspects of goat husbandry including day to day feeding, bedding, hoof trimming, milking in a commercial parlour and by hand and administering goat health care as well as the breeding and kidding of goats. I have a thorough understanding of the particular characteristics of goats which make them different from other farm livestock.

Pigs Experienced in the management of indoor and outdoor reared saddleback pigs in electric fenced woodland enclosures including feeding, farrowing, iron injections and tagging etc to produce pork for an onsite farm shop

Other Experience in handling and shearing Alpacas and Angora goats and general small-scale poultry keeping

Personal information
Sex

Male

Other Information

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Age

45

Marital status

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Nationality

British

Where are you currently living?

North Yorks

First language

-

Do you have the right to work in the UK?

Yes

Other languages

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Hobbies

I am passionate about farming and the countryside and all of my interests stem from there. I keep my own pedigree flocks of Clun Forest and Kerry Hill sheep and have had considerable success in the show ring at agricultural shows across the UK including Champion at the Great Yorkshire and Royal Welsh Show in 2019. I am an outdoor person at heart and enjoy exploring the local countryside on foot with my working border collies as well as going to livestock markets for pedigree and commercial sheep sales.

Pen picture (Height, weight etc.)

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Relevant health problems

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Farming background

Currently - Management of 400 ewe flock part time as well as two days a week working at a livestock market

Nov 2020 - Sept 2021 Dairy Goat Farm 350 Acres Stockperson

•Milking 1000 dairy goats, mostly British Saanen and British Toggenburg breed in the farms herringbone 30/30 parlour

•All aspects of dairy goat husbandry including feeding, vaccinations, foot trimming, medical care and kidding

•Assisting with Holstein dairy cattle on an ad hoc basis

•Operation of Massey Ferguson tractor and JCB/Kramer telehandlers to move forage, mucking out, yard scraping and bedding up using a Kuhn straw chopper

May 2019 Nov 2020 Farm 180 Acres Family Farm

•Management and daily running of farm enterprise on family farm including sheep and Suckler cattle

•Care of 300 head North Country Mule flock and pedigree sheep flocks of Clun Forest, Kerry Hill and Bluefaced Leicester

•Care of 25 Limousin & Simmental cross cattle

•Use of Ford tractor for mucking out, bedding and moving bales and topping, rolling and hay tedding

•General maintenance including fencing, grass cutting, electric fencing and ad hoc repairs

•Responsibility for all farm paperwork including Farm Assurance, movement licences and medicine records

•Tenancy ended Nov 2020 after family bereavement

Jan 2013 May 2019 Oaklands College 500 Acres Working Farm Manager

•Responsible for daily management of the farm including 350 commercial North Country Mules and Suffolk Mules and 50 pedigree sheep including Suffolk and Teeswater, small herd of beef cattle (Limousin cross & British White, rare breed pigs (Saddleback) and day to day managements of arable contracts covering 500 acres.

•Use of Manitou telehandler and Class tractor for mucking out, moving bales, bedding up, topping and hay tedding

•Delivery of practical sessions to students in all aspects of animal husbandry and machinery operation

•Upkeep of all farm records and high standards of health and safety and animal welfare to ensure compliance with the Farm Assurance scheme

•Management of open events including Lambing Weekend and Summer Fayre attracting around 10000 visitors

Nov 2011- April 2012 Farm, Penrith 200 Acres + Fell Shepherd

•Daily management of a 400 head hefted flock of Swaledale & Herdwick ewes and a small herd of Longhorn and Blue Grey Cattle on private hill farm and common fell grazing

•Lambing, calving, routine vaccinations and medical treatment and accurate tagging and record keeping

•General farm work including operating machinery, fencing repairs and maintenance around the farmstead

June 2005 Oct 2011 Essex County Council 350 Acres Farm Manager/Shepherd

•Lead of the farm team consisting of 7 full time, 4 casual & 15 weekend staff

•Budget control for the farm and responsibility for site wide health and safety

•Overall responsibility for all of the farm livestock including 350 Mule, Suffolk Mule and Texel sheep, suckler cattle, 300 pigs, llamas, alpacas, goats, horses and poultry

•Facilitating 130000 visitors to the site each year whilst operating a commercial farm producing prime lambs for local butchers and produce for the onsite farm shop

•Giving demonstrations to the public which included sheep shearing, lambing, milking, tractor and trailer rides and country park walks

•Delivering practical learning session to students as part of a joint venture with Writtle College

•Assisted in setting up a project with Essex County Council to graze SSSI higher level stewardship areas

Apr 96, 97, 98, 99, 00 Farm, Alston 700 Acres + Fell Lamber

•Outside Lambing of 1500 Swaledale ewes producing both Swaledale and Mule lambs

•Use of quad bike, RTV and working dogs

•Daily feeding and husbandry of 400 Limousin cross suckler cattle

1994 2005 Farm 180 Acres Shepherd

•Management and daily running of farm enterprise on family farm including sheep and Suckler cattle

•Care of 300 head North Country Mule flock producing lambs for local butchers and live market

•Care of 25 Limousin & Simental cross cattle

•Use of Ford tractor for mucking out, bedding and moving bales and grassland management including topping, rolling and hay tedding

•General maintenance including fencing, grass cutting, electric fencing and ad hoc repairs

•Responsibility for all farm paperwork including Farm Assurance, movement licences and medicine records

Preferences
Availability

Start: 05/12/2021 Finish: Not Specified

Preferred region

Scotland

Type of job

Permanent

Where would you like to work?

Scotland - Scottish Borders, Perthshire, Stirling, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, Aberdeenshire, Highlands and Islands Northern England - Cumbria and the Lake District, North Yorkshire, Yorkshire Dales, Northumberland

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