English mixed farmer looking for work in South and South West England. I've experience of 11 harvests. Mainly on the combine, grain and bale cart, grain drying and cleaning, loading lorries.
I've also experience of forage harvest: carting, foraging, clamping and sheeting over.
City and Guilds, BSc
Mainly Arable, Mixed Farming
NRoSO member since 2015
Cat B Trailer License
Chainsaw Operation and Maintenance
English Language C
English Literature C
Design & Technology C
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Agriculture
BSc Hons Agricultural Management
IOSH Managing Health & Safety
Full Car Licence
Tractor, Combine, Ploughing, PA1, PA2, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Fencing
Dairy, Beef, Pig, Sheep, Lambing, Calving, Poultry
Tractor driving: Road Work, PTO work, draft work, drag work, loader work. Ford, New Holland, Massey Ferguson, Kubota, Class, Deutz, John Deere, Case
Forage harvest: carting, foraging (trailed), clamping and sheeting over
New Holland Combines up to 20ft. Harvesting wheat, barley, OSR, linseed and beans
Telehandler experience JCB Loadall, Manitou (+MLA), Class Scorpion, Merlo 5m-9.5m
Bale stacking, trailer towing, Feeding livestock, pallets, bags, brush & bucket brush, man cage, mucking out, loading lorries, trailers and muck spreaders
Beef: suckler herd: TB testing, paddock grazing, breeding, calving, fencing, feeding, Bedding up, handling, mucking out, silaging
Dairy: Strip grazing, milking, bedding up, yard scaping, delivering milk to processors
Pigs Outdoor: fencing, moving, feeding, bedding, farrowing, marking. Providing water
Sheep: Tupping, handling, feet checking, treating, moving, weighing, lambing
Hens: Feeding, Setting up drinkers, Moving houses, Polytunnels and fences, Providing enrichment, collecting eggs, cleaning, grading, boxing, stamping and selling
Me and my wife live on my farm already.
Watch sport Garden Visit vintage machinery shows Pub Quizzes
Self Employed Weekend Job. On a beef farm, which sold fat cattle and Hereford pedigree bulls. Tasks:
Bedding up with straw
Feeding Rolled oats to all the housed cattle. Bagging different rations
Feed the pigs
Assist with any sheep work
I would use a Manitou telehandler or Massey Ferguson loader tractor to help with my job. Furthermore I would check on stock housed during the winter and outside.
Also assisted with spring calving, when needed.
Arable and beef farm in Wiltshire. Comprising 500 acres of arable fields, permanent pasture, woodland, wildlife and game covers.
Main Responsibilities: cattle husbandry, including recording, ear tagging and rubber ringing new calves. Managing the grazing and moving the cattle to utilize the grass leys most efficiently. Ensuring their bedding was always clean enough in winter housing.
Cultivating arable land, harrowing and rolling grassland
Mucking out cattle housing
Harvesting and leading the grain from the fields
Ensiling the silage
Under taking verge cutting on roads across Hampshire. Specifically high viability areas. To improve road safety. Using a New Holland T7 235 AutoCommmand and McConnel hedge trimmer. This job taught me how to use GPS. Enabling us finding areas to cut and selecting where has been cut. On a shared system.
A mixed organic/biodynamic farm, producing fresh local produce for the onsite hotel restaurants and Spring restaurant London.
Passed competency courses for Strimmer and Rough Terrain Vehicle (RTV).
Completed regular eLearning courses.
Mentored regular Work experience students
Assisted hotel guests on their tours of the farm.
Worked within a large Heckfield Estates team of over 30 people. Played a vital role for the 5 person farm team.
Main Daily Responsibilities:
Make sure all machinery/equipment is in safe working order and report to manger if not.
Gathering the cows for milking
Bedding up their roundhouse pens with straw
Cleaning Water troughs
Putting cows back
Delivering fresh milk to the processing unit
Washing sanitising milk transport tank
Feeding, bedding, watering Calves, youngstock/followers.
Feeding outdoor pigs vegetable and milk waste, alongside hard feed. Bedding their arcs with straw.
Checking on the sheep flock and beef cattle.
Feeding hens then collecting, cleaning, grading, stamping, boxing and delivering the eggs to the hotel.
Testing all stock fences and putting up new ones when required. Especially strip fences for cattle and sheep during the summer. Using Rappa ATV winder on Kubota RTV.
Mucking out dairy cow Roundhouse pens weekly. Using Manitou telehandler and Kubota tractor.
Unloading deliveries that with the telehandler.
Ensure all equipment used is maintained. Regular greasing and washing of machines weekly.
Relief milker for 50 approx. organic Guernsey cows in the 12 stall manual parlour.
Self Employed work. Member of the ground team for an experienced Tree Surgeon. Moving and chipping or logging timber and hedges. Operating rigging kit, Tipper Vans, Top Handle and larger back handle Chainsaws, Wood chippers (tracked & Trailed), Stump Grinder, Diggers and Avants. Encompassing hard work, safety, communication and team work. Ensuring the customers are happy with the progress, finish and clean up.
Trainee Farm Consultant. Specialising in Countryside Stewardship, Farm Assurance, Cross Compliance and Health and Safety.
Start: 30/11/2023 Finish: Not Specified
South & South East
Hampshire, Wiltshire or Berkshire preferably but I can commute