CV reference number: 23788
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Young enthusiastic English Aspiring herdsmans, aged 21. Looking to progress in farm/herd management.  AI trained with telehandler licence and full UK driving licence.

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsCity and Guilds, NVQ Level 1,2,3
Other qualifications

A.I trained, I acquired this in May 2013. Rough terrain fork lift licence, I acquired this in February I have trailer license as well which I acquired in 2016

Equipment experienceFencing, Telehandler/fork lift, Tractor
Other equipment experience

Straw chopping using a straw chopper on back of a tractor. scrapping yards, Loader Tractor, Bale chart and corn chart, slurry spreading. Have started to learn how to fert spin. Topping of grass paddocks. TMR feeding with keean wagon.

Livestock experienceCalving, Lambing, Sheep, Beef, Dairy
Other livestock experience

Senior herdsman, fulready - Warwickshire, June 2015 - present. I am currently working on 230 cow autumn calving herd which has been a flying herd for the last 3 years but this year we started serving for replacements. Milking is carried out twice a day though a 14/28 dairymaster parlour. milking rountine is wipe,strip , cups on then sprayed with an iodine solutuion. I carry out all afternoon milking and morning milking every other weekend. others tasks that I carry out are slurry spreading , feeding of cows with a keenan feeding wagon. bedding up with a spread-a-bale on the front of jcb loader. topping of grass paddocks every 4 weeks along with mucking out straw yards. morning routine for the cubicles is scraping all cubicles off then liming down followed by a bedding of straw dust using a skid steer. Assitant herdsman, Taunton, August 2014- may 2015 The farm is 650 cow spring calving herd which has someone to contact rear their heifers for them. So the herd calves around 120 home bred heifers to an Aberdeen Angus. The cows are run on a grass based system. The herd is milked twice a day through a 44/88 herringbone parlour without ACR’s; the cows are fed around 2kg of cake in the parlour. The routine in the parlour is cups straight on then sprayed afterwards with iodine solution. But during the winter months before and after calving we spray and wipe the cows before the cups go on. The cows are served to A.I. for six weeks then Hereford bulls run with them for six weeks to finish off. I am confident in detecting mastitis and lameness as well as other health issues. If any of the cows are lame or have mastitis I treat them according to the protocol we have set up. I have been learning to trim cows’ feet under the instruction of the farmer and would like to progress this further by undertaking a foot trimming course. I am confident in treating minor feet issues on my own such as dermatitis or foul. The cows are dried off in large groups in the autumn and I played a large part in helping with this task. All cows were tubed with antibiotics and Orbeseal and I am very competent at undertaking this with good sterile procedure. In the winter months when the cows are dried off and in cubicles, I do the yard scraping and the bedding up of cubicles and the straw yard. At calving time I assisted calving cows which needed help as well as sharing responsibility for drafting freshly calved cows and record keeping on a daily basis. relief bREEDING TECHNICIAN FOR BFIS March 2014- August 2014 My previous job was working for Bovine Fertility Improvement services, where I worked for approximately 12 days a month mainly in the Swindon area. I worked on 5 farms where I monitored the cows which were on heat along with the help of the farmers. Assistant herdsman, , Wiltshire - 2013 – 2014 This herd has 250 cows which consists of Holsteins and crossbreeds. It has one Autumn calving block and one Spring calving block which are both on grazing systems and are milked twice a day though a 20/20 Herringbone parlour. I also helped out with tractor work such as mucking out, straw chopping and haulage.

Type of farming wantedMainly Arable
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence
Personal information
First languageEnglish
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Height:5ft 8 Weight:77kgs Skin colour:White

Relevant health problems
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Marital status

I have a wife and two dogs

Where are you currently living?somerset
Do you have the right to work in the UK?Yes
Farming background

Both of my parents studied agriculture at college. My dad is a herdsman at a farm in Gillingham, Dorset and my Grandad is a herdsman. Whilst I was at school and college I worked for a farmer during the holidays and during the summer breaks. This farm has a 400 cow herd on a high intensity system. The herd is milked 3 times a day through a 40/40 herringbone parlour. I have also been over to the Isle of Wight during the lambing season. I also had a part time job at a farm located Near Chard, Somerset. My duties included milking, scrapping the yard and feeding the young stock. At present I am a Breeding Technician for BFIS (bovine Fertility Improvement Services)as well as a Relief Milker. Prior to this I was an assistant herdsman on a new zealand styled system farm which had a herd of 300 Holstein/ Freisian cows.


In my spare time , I like to go to the gym to get fitter and stronger so I can carry on with my weightloss journey. Also I like to plays sports mainly Rugby and I enjoy a bit of road cycling, during the summer of 2011 I cycled 301 miles from Caen to Paris and back in aid of the British Heart Foundation. I also like to spend time with my family and friends.

AvailabilityStart: 01/12/2017, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobPermanent
Preferred regionSouth West
Where would you like to work?somerset
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