CV reference number: 24813
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Experienced herd manager aged 38 seeking a new challenging position. I have excellent husbandry skills, with all livestock, particularly with dairy cattle. I am also an experienced foot-trimmer, and AI technician with an ability to problem solve, and an in-depth knowledge of the dairy industry.  

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsNot listed
Other qualifications

HGV Class one CPC Artificial Insemination certificate Dutch diploma foot trimming (on farm training) Safe use and storage of veterinary medicides Manual Handling certificate Abrasive wheel certificate Emergency First Aid certificate

Equipment experienceTractor, HGV 1 to 3, Tracked machine, HGV1, HGV 2 and 3, Telehandler/fork lift, Fencing
Other equipment experience

I am a competent machinery operator, and have experience of most  modern agricultural machinery, and also have an ability to maintain plant and equipment. I also have excellent engineering and welding and fabrication skills.

Livestock experienceDairy, Beef, Pig, Sheep, Lambing, Calving
Other livestock experience

Assistant Farm Manager - I was employed as the assistant farm manager on a large beef and sheep farm, based in the SW Scotland. My primary responsibilities were to manage the suckler herd, and to take a primary role in over-seeing the beef finishing unit. I managed a small team of staff, and was successful in improving daily live weight gains, by 0.5kg by improving the ration formulation, and improving the housing environment. Herd Manager - I managed a tight spring block calving herd of 600 cows, on a grass based system. I managed a small team of staff, and worked closely with the vet. I was responsible for the managing the grass wedge, and data input into agri-net software to gain maximum forage conversion from the milking herd. Head herdsperson - on a 350 cow dairy herd. My primary responsibilities are the day to day management of the dairy herd, and dry-stock. The cows are milked twice daily on 50 point rotary parlour. I manage a team of three full time staff. During my time in this position I have implemented a number of new protocols and improvements in an effort to improve mastitis control, lameness and fertility. I am also responsible for all record keeping and liase closely with the vet Herdsperson - milking and managing a herd of 150 cows, based on the isle of mull. Producing high quality milk to supply the on-farm, award winning cheese production.

Type of farming wantedMainly Livestock
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence, hgv, hgv1
Personal information
First languageEnglish
Other languages
Pen picture

I am 6ft, 14 stone, medium build.  

Relevant health problems

No health problems to note

Other Information
Marital status

I have a wife and 2 children both girls aged 8 and 13

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

I am originally from rural Cumbrian farming family, after spending a number of years as an active solider. I returned to my first passion, which is farming. I have working hard to develop my skills, and have been fortunate enough to have exposure to a number of interesting and varied farming enterprises. I am now seeking a suitably challenging new role, that will capitalise and make good use of my existing skill base.                         


 I have a motorhome which I enjoy holidays in traveling around visiting new places. I enjoying going out with friends to restaurants and to the cinema.  I enjoy going on holidays when I can, either to the sun or to the snow, I enjoy Skiing.      

AvailabilityStart: 20/05/2019, Finish: 30/07/2025
Type of jobPermanent
Preferred regionAnywhere
Where would you like to work?UK
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