Experienced Herd Manager, looking for a new challenge.
AI, Foot Trimming, Safe use of medicines, telehandler.
Full Car Licence
Tractor, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Fencing
Experience of managing all aspects of dairy farming.
Keen sports fan, love Reading and love animals.
6 foot 2, 105kgs.
No health issues
HOLSTEINS, 480 COWS
Dairy Manager My current role includes aspect involved with
the running of a 480 cow herd and management of 7 full time
staff. During the first 6 months in this role the overall farm
manager was removed and I took on many of their duties along
with those associated with the herd. I milk over 400 cows twice a
day through a 50 point rotary. I manage our contract foot
trimmer and trim lame cows in between visits, I run the vet visits
and fertility routines (and do all AI myself). I have taken to
mastitis levels from 35 cases per hundred to 5. I have reduced
lameness from 30% score 2 and 3 to bellow 10%, this is through
protocol change and more regular trimming. The cows are
currently averaging 37ltrs per day on 2x, with a fat level of 4-
4.2% on a feed rate of .37. Our calving index is 395 days and we
average 11500 + liters per cow. I have achieved all these things
whilst on an Marks and Spencer contract under the RSPCA
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL, FARM - 250
2015 - 2018
Herd Manager - All roles associated with running a high yielding
pedigree Holstein herd (11500ltr 305 day average). Tackling
lameness, fertility and mastitis problems head on with great
success. Achieving a whole herd cell count consistently bellow
60, taking lameness to 4% and mastitis to just 6 cases per 100 for
the year. Working as second in command to a farm manager, but
heavily involved in all decision making and spending large
periods of time taking charge of the whole farm.
2014 - 2015
Assistant Herdsman The role included; Feeding TMR using
telehandler and feeder wagon. Bedding loose yards and scraping
and bedding cubicle housing in the winter. I also milked once a
day, sharing with the herdsman.
Start: 01/09/2021 Finish: Not Specified
Ideally anywhere in the south.