Enthusiastic Shepherdess/General Farm Worker with Basic Tractor Driving Skills
City and Guilds
Mainly Livestock, Mixed Farming
City and Guilds - Pa1
City and Guilds - Pa6a
Lantra Sit-Astride ATV
Full Car Licence
Beef, Sheep, Lambing
Driving large and small tractors, using front loader forks and bucket daily (moving bails, clearing bedding etc)
Experience using the three point linkage and tow bar to do tasks such as topping, rotivating and raking.
Confident using quad bikes and RTVs, with a Lantra sit-astride license.
I can tow confidently - legal limit of trailers up to 750kg.
I have experience using garden machinery such as ride on mowers and strimmers and hedge cutters, and am confident using hand held gardening tools with lots of general gardening experience.
I am a quick learner, who uses equipment and machinery with care and confidence - with good understanding of health & safety measures.
I have experience working on commercial farms and country estates, mainly with sheep, but also with beef cattle. As well as assisting with lambing season, in the day to day, I help with GFW, from stock fencing, daily checks, feeding and bedding, and tractor driving.
I have great experience from various flocks in:
- Daily checks, feeding and bedding
- Assisting and leading during lambing
- Ear Tagging
- Spraying for fly strike
- Live stock movement and management
- Updating records and movement forms
Currently, I independently manage 80 sheep and 20 chickens on part of a small holding. I am confident working independently, but also enjoy working as part of a team, or as an assistant to a head shepherd. I am looking for a role that will see me as a general farm worker or shepherd, working with sheep. I am a fast learner, who is confident in my abilities, and not afraid to get stuck in with a great attitude and willingness to learn.
Potentially looking for accommodation with a partner - to be discussed upon interview.
Walking, reading, wild swimming, camping.
Physically fit, 25 year old female
General Farm Worker (Mid Devon) - 250 Sheep and 30 Cattle
- Daily tasks such as bedding and feeding
- Regular checks and looking out for issues
- Assisting with lambing
- General farm maintenance- fencing, strimming, hedge cutting, sweeping and clearing
- Herding with dogs
- Moving livestock
Gardening and Shepherding on Large Estate (Cotswolds)
- Ground management and maintaince of 150 acre Estate
- Full time shepherding for 80 Black Welsh Mountains
- Outdoor lambing
- Herding using quad bikes
- Tractor driving
I have only recently in the last 12 months gotten into farming, but my experience so far has been amazing and I am looking to grow my skill set and knowledge. I am putting myself through various trainings such as sheering, spraying and trailer driving, as well as learning more about machinery maintenance. I would love a role that understands I am still learning, but will see how hard I work and how confident I am already. I am a quick and confident learner who can turn her hand to anything. Im physically fit and a great organiser, willing to work independently or within a team.
Start: 24/07/2022 Finish: Not Specified
Though currently living in Gloucestershire, I am flexible on a committed move for the right job.