Shepherd/General Farm Worker with basic tractor driving skills
City and Guilds
Mainly Livestock, Mixed Farming
Full Car Licence
Beef, Sheep, Lambing
I have experience in driving large and small tractors, using the front loader to move bails etc, and experience using the three point linkage and tow bar to do tasks such as topping, rotivating and raking hay.
I am confident using quad bikes and other machinery, and learn and pick up using new kit very quickly.
I can tow confidently, with 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 have worked on various different farms and estates, mainly with sheep during lambing seasons, but also with cattle. Outside of lambing season, 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.
Do not necessarily need any accommodation if local - have my own transportation and license
Walking, reading, wild swimming, camping.
Physically fit, 24 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: 14/11/2021 Finish: Not Specified