CV reference number: 25916
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Stock worker 10,000 ewes looking for career progression aged 30

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsNot listed
Other qualifications

BSc (Hons) Biology from the University of Southampton. Upper second class. Lifetime Ewe Management Course (condition scoring & pasture assessment throughout the production year), Western Victoria, Australia 2 day Working Dog School with Australian yard dog champion Joe Spicer.

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

Casual Woodyard Manitou operator moving round/sawn timber with forks and timber grab, Some experience with Trekkasaw mobile sawmill, ripping table saws, planing etc NZ Dairy Farm Tractor driving and front end loader work, mainly moving irrigators and hoses (100m boom rotorainers and hose trailers). John Deere tractors and Ford 3000. Some experience with feed out wagon (beet, silage and haylage), heavy rolling, fodder beet harvesting with beet bucket, silage grabs. Extensive lowland Polaris diesel ATV, honda quad and two wheel ag bike use. Australian Merino Sheep Farm Chainsawing, tractor driven woodsplitter and fencing. Electrodip for fly and lice. Massey Ferguson with front loader hay feeding with roll king, wool pressing, handpiece crutching and beginner merino shearing, Some experience welding, grinding drilling and workshop skills. Some harrowing. Extensive lowland use of Honda quads. Royal Marines Tracked articulated (pivot steer) vehicle operator (Hagglunds BvS 10) and C+E drivers Licence

Livestock experienceDairy, Sheep, Lambing, Calving
Other livestock experience

Woodside Moutajup, Western Victoria - Australia 10,000 ewe dual purpose lamb and wool production business 10 ewe per Ha stocking rate, 1500 Ha Assessing pasture quantity and quality and ewe condition to meet feed requirements Assessing animal health Working and training dogs in yards, paddocks, shearing sheds and trucks Stock work including drenching, vaccinating, drafting, jetting, counting etc Crutching, beginnner shearing and wool handling Record keeping Willsden Farm - New Zealand 1100 cow irrigated 300Ha dairy farm as part of 5000 milking cow NZ grass based system business Calf rearing including rearing 300 replacement heifer calves to 100kg, weighing, feeding, weaning, vaccinating, dehorning Winter runoff Training staff in milking plant (50 bail rotary) and milk vat operation and washing, irrigation and calf rearing strip grazing and electric fencing Kaladbro Pastoral - Australia Lamb weaning, assisting with the angus stud including birth recording tagging Minto Pastoral - Australia Lamb marking, fencing Woodside Moutajup, Western Victoria - Australia 10,000 ewe dual purpose lamb and wool production business 10 ewe per Ha stocking rate, 1500 Ha Assessing pasture quantity and quality and ewe condition to meet feed requirements Assessing animal health Working and training dogs in yards, paddocks, shearing sheds and trucks Stock work including drenching, vaccinating, drafting, jetting, counting Record keeping etc some experience Crutching, shearing and wool handling . Pick up and trailer whole grain feeding (oats and barley, lupins). Related auger (self propelled and PTO driven) and silo work Camden Group, Willsden Farm, Canterbury - New Zealand 1100 cow irrigated 300Ha dairy farm spring calving as part of 5000 milking cow NZ grass based system business plus young stock and Jersey Bulls. Part of team of 5 on Willsden. Milking plant operation and plant/vat wash, getting the cows in on two wheelers and sending them out post milking as per rotation, grubbing Responsible for calf rearing including rearing 300 replacement heifer calves to 100kg, weighing, feeding, crushed barley and concentrate and milk from penicillin cows/milk powder, weaning, vaccinating, dehorning. Bobby calf turnover. Winter runoff overwintering 1100 cows strip grazing mainly fodder beet some kale and grass. Daily Electric fencing for breaks. Training staff in milking plant (50 bail rotary) and milk vat operation and washing, irrigation and calf rearing Helping with springer drafts, strip grazing springers with twice daily breaks, drafting out calved cows for joining the milking herd, collecting calves with ford 3000 and calf trailer Busy AI period assisting whilst the farm manger put 1100 cows in calf to achieve a tight calving window. Some experience of tail painting and drafting cows on heat. Some experience of animal behaviour bulling etc. Kaladbro Pastoral - Australia Lamb marking and weaning, assisting with the angus stud including birth recording tagging Minto Pastoral - Australia 20 000 + Lamb marking run, fencing

Type of farming wantedMainly Livestock
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence, hgv, hgv1
Personal information
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SexMale
Age30
NationalityUK
First languageEnglish
Other languages
Pen picture

6ft, 75Kg

Relevant health problems

none

Other Information

Ideally looking to work with farm manager/head shepherd for a season to finish training and learn UK system. One working collie suitable for lowland work. Grow dog team for right job. My experience is lowland and outdoor lambing merinos with some outdoor uk lambing earlier this year in very poor weather. References on request.

Marital status

Long term Girlfriend (highlands background with horses and more recently australian stock work).

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

Rural upbringing in West Sussex dad was forestry commission scientist. casual work for gamekeeper/farmer. Then joined the Royal Marines for four years, 2 six month tours Afghanistan. then completed a biology degree. Casual work in hardwood sawmill during marines and degree. 3 years experience working on profitable large scale livestock farms in the southern hemisphere.

Hobbies

athletics running & swimming shooting and skiing

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AvailabilityStart: 29/04/2018, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobPermanent
Preferred regionAnywhere
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