Hi , my name is Steven.Been involved in farming my whole life. I have a team of 3 dogs, but also enjoy training dogs for extra money and experience. Im really passionate about farming and particularly enjoy working with sheep and cows.
Mainly Livestock, Mixed Farming
Full Car Licence, LGV C+E (UK Only)
Tractor, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Fencing
Beef, Sheep, Lambing, Calving
Driven tractors for feeding and bedding cattle also carting in silage bales and grain. Did fencing for a contractor from time to time and just repairs on farms. Also did tele handler work on one estate feeding cows and did course for certificate whilst in college.
Done all types of sheep work from lambing for 5 seasons as a contractor on to feet trimming , shearing , general health care of sheep from outside to housed.
Worked with on most estates I've been on from helping out dehorning calves to assisting with calving to seeing the calves through to sales. Also been left in sole charge of calving and lambing.
Yes I do
My first position when leaving school was on Islay. Where I worked on Dail farm for 6 months as agreed helping out with lambing , calving. I also did some tractor work topping fields and filling silage wagons.
I then moved on to a full time position on a farm , Inveraray. Where I was for 3 years. Here I helped look after 400 bf Hill ewes and 60 xewes. They also had 40 cows calving in spring alongside lambing. Here we did a bit of everything from shearing , dosing , castrating and all other jobs associated with stock. Also did fencing and some small machinery repairs.
After this I moved on due to last position saying it was time for me to move on a inprove on my career. So I did a bit of contract fencing and gathering / sheep work until a job came a long also did a year in Campbeltown helping look after 300 cows and 1200 ewes.
I then moved another farm . Where I was for 3 and a half years . Here I helped with looking after 90 cows and about 2500/3000 ewes over two farms. They did all their own shearing and silage making so good to get this experience in. I thoroughly enjoyed my time here but had an urge to try contracting out again.
So I then moved on to contracting full time which Im currently still at doing everything from fencing to all types of stock work all over my surrounding area. I enjoy this as well but as Im sure youre aware in this industry contracting is all go in summer but when winter comes , income starts to become an issue , hence the reason considering a full time position.
Start: 08/02/2022 Finish: Not Specified