CV reference number: 26277
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Farming assistant in dumfries and galloway running a 500 head beef suckler herd, 250 hill sheep flock looking for a change in career path to gain new experiences. Past work experience on a sheep dairy Farm in the west midlands undertaking all roles and responsibilities. In Scotland, england and wales for Lambing/kidding season and a wide range of general farm work. Aged 25, 2:2 BScHons degree in Applied Animal Science from SAC Edinburgh. Telehandler, ATV and chainsaw certificate, experienced and competent lamber and sheep milker, general farm maintenance and duties, basic sheep dog working and training skills. Enthusiastic and hard working and a great team player.

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsNot listed
Other qualifications

2:2 BSc Hons Applied Animal Science from SRUC Edinburgh

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

ATV and trailer. Tractor and trailer, muck spreading, rolling, frontloader work, slurry tanker.certified telehandler operator, certified chainsaw maintenance and crosscutting. Variety of farm vehicles use and currently practicing for trailer test.

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

Calving: 2 spring and autumn seasons in Dumfries and Galloway. 350 spring, approx 70 autumn calvers, Angus x shorthorn/simental/Hereford cows. Charrolais and shorthorn bulls. Lambing 2 spring seasons in Dumfries and Galloway. 250 Blackface ewes X bluefaced Leicester tups. Sheep dairy farmer: 1200 freisland x dorset ewes, lambing 4 times yearly. 900+ ewes through the parlour. Cheese factory on site. Artisan hard ewes milk cheese production. Lambing assistant: 3 seasons varying flock sizes, breeds and locations. Head lambing assistant: 1 season. 1200 flock of Scottish mule, blackface and Suffolk ewes. Lambing outdoors in Aberdeenshire. 2 seasons. 700+ flock of beulah, Welshies and Welsh mule ewes. Lambing indoors in Mid-Wales. General farm worker/stockman: summer job on sheep and beef hill farm in NW Scottish Highlands. Suckler herd and flock of blackface ewes. Assistant dog trainer and puppy rearer: paid work experience at Sheepdog breeding and training centre, Angus, Scotland. Trainee Dairy Flock Manager: 16 months in, milking 900 flock of Freisland ewes for on site cheese production. Lamb rearing and care for all replacement stock approx 900 total.

Type of farming wantedMainly Livestock
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence
Personal information
First languageEnglish
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5 ft 11, strong, hardworking, approx 15.5 stone in weight

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

My family home is in the Sheltand Islands and have helped out local crofters since being a young teenager. As I got older I was able to take on more responsibility and help out at lambing time on larger scale farms. 1st farm employer - Shetland, 750+ flock of mixed shetland, 1st cross cheviot and suffolk ewes, indoor system. 2nd employer -  I found a placement in Huntly, Aberdeenshire in my easter break from college. I worked as the sole lambing assistant to an elderly farmer, an outdoor system, flock of 1200+ mixed blackface, mule and mulecross ewes. 16+hour shifts every day for 3 weeks. 3rd enployer: I did a weeks work experience at Cockerham Boers goat meat farm in Lancaster.  A herd of 140 does to kid in an indoor system. 4th employer: for 2 years I was the lambing assistant on a farm near Powys, Wales - 700 welsh, welsh mules and beulah ewes to lamb incl.200 hogs to lamb.  Also helped with herd of 40+ pedigree welsh black cattle at calving time, hand rearing calves and fattening on bull calves for finishing. After finishing 4 years of study at Agricultural college in Edinburgh I spent some time working for and learning from a sheepdog trainer in Forfar before spending the summer on a mixed farm on the West coast of Scotland. 600+ Cheviot and LLeyn X and Blackface ewes and a herd of 170 Limosin, Angus and Shorthorn X cows run with Charrolais, Short horn and Stabiliser bulls. I spent 16 months working on a sheep dairy farm in the West Midlands.  Milking 900+ freisland and freisland x poll Dorset ewes in a 12 month period. Lambing 4 times a year to kept a constant milk supply.  We made an artisan, award winning, unpasteurised, hard, ewes milk cheese onsite which was supplied all over the UK and to US and China. Twice daily milkings and milk monitoring and hygiene control, lamb rearing, care and management of various replacement stock groups. Planning of multiple tupping seasons and ram care. Lambing indoors with lamb removal 24-48hrs after birth onto powdered milk machines. Regular telehandler and tractor use.  Most recently I have spent almost 20 months on a beef and sheep farm in corsock in Dumfries and Galloway.  Regular tractor and frontloader work. Spring and autumn calving. Spring lambing.   All areas of stockmanship and animal handling and husbandry. Vaccinations, medical attention, calving, lambing, gfw tasks including bedding, feeding, basic yard maintenance, fencing, stock checking, quad bike use, livestock sorting and transport.


I like to socialise with friends and family, play women's rugby, spend time outdoors, walking, sight seeing etc. I also like horse riding and walking my dog.

AvailabilityStart: 01/02/2018, Finish: 31/12/2027
Type of jobPermanent
Preferred regionScotland
Where would you like to work?Anywhere
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