CV reference number: 29380
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Herdmanager seeking a new challenge .hi ,Thanks for looking at my cv. I started looking after cows at a young age. Took on my first herd of 180 cows in surrey at 18 , worked there for two years. I then spent 5 years in north Canterbury nz, 2 years as 2ic and 3 years as senior herdmanager. When I returned i worked on two dairy herds for lkl. Currently Im the farm manager of a 350 cow herd in south Wales. I have been here for 5 years. In 5 years I have improved production from 5500 to 8000 , I have also split the herd to 50/50 autumn spring with a preg rate of 35% on both blocks. I have 5 members of staff and a very good system in place. I'm looking for my next challenge.

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsNVQ Level 1,2
Other qualifications

NZ foot trimming course , a.i . quad bike training and licence . mastitis control course , pasture management course with l.i.c NZ

Equipment experienceTractor, Telehandler/fork lift, Fencing
Other equipment experience

Tractors are really not my thing but I can drive them. I can weld and can repair most things.

Livestock experienceDairy, Beef, Lambing, Calving
Other livestock experience

I'm confident with all types of dairy management. I have spent my whole life with vets and cows training myself to be better and I'm learning all the time.I have a very close relationship with the vets at current farm which I think is massively important for any herd.

Type of farming wantedMainly Livestock
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence
Personal information
SexMale
Age36
Nationalitybritish
First languageenglish
Other languages
Pen picture

6ft 2 90 kgs

Relevant health problems

no

Other Information
Marital status

yes married 2 children ages 10 and 11. I do also have 3 outside living working dogs.

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

I'm not from a farming background.  I started looking after cows at a young age. Took on my first herd of 180 cows in surrey at 18 , worked there for two years. I then spent 5 years in north Canterbury nz, 2 years as 2ic and 3 years as senior herdmanager. When I returned i worked on two dairy herds for lkl. Currently Im the farm manager of a 350 cow herd in south Wales. I have been here for 5 years. In 5 years I have improved production from 5500 to 8000 , I have also split the herd to 50/50 autumn spring with a preg rate of 35% on both blocks. I have 5 members of staff and a very good system in place. I'm looking for my next challenge.

Hobbies

Spend time in the hot tub and meet with friends. I enjoy motor sport.

Preferences
AvailabilityStart: 10/07/2019, Finish: 10/07/2029
Type of jobPermanent
Preferred regionAnywhere
Where would you like to work?wales , devon ,cornwall
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