CV reference number: 38705
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Experienced, hard working shepherd, stockman with good working dogs. Passionate about sheep and cattle farming.

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsNVQ Level 1,2
Other qualifications

General engineering NVQ level 2

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

Tractor/ telehandler - silage, straw bale moving, mucking out. Fencing - Using tension equipment. Use of stock boxes to transport sheep and cattle. Quad bike use.

Livestock experienceBeef, Sheep, Lambing, Calving
Other livestock experience

Sheep Work: Management of all aspects of care of own flock of 300 sheep and assisted with family croft of 400 sheep both inbye and hill, breeds included Shetland, North Country Cheviots, Texels and Suffolks. Ran own freelance shepherding business for over 10 years providing range of services to local crofters (20 regular clients). Overall shearIng average 3000 sheep per annum, undertaking regular hill shepherding of sizeable areas. Fully capable of all aspects of sheep care, gathering and moving, shearing, dipping, drenching, foot trimming, feeding, breeding, lambing. In current role undertake all aspects of sheep husbandry with small flock. Cattle Work: Assisted with family croft small herd of 20 beef cattle, breeds included Shetlands, Charolais, Shorthorns, Aberdeen Angus and Herefords experience of calving, feeding, mucking out, gathering and moving. Currently employed as a stock, farm worker running small suckler herd and other cattle being fattened, undertaking moving, feeding, bedding and mucking out.

Type of farming wantedMainly Livestock
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence, tractor
Personal information
First languageEnglish
Other languagesNil
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Height 5ft 5inch, Weight 11 stone

Relevant health problems


Other Information

Have provided sheepdog training to others and sheepdog displays for events, tours as requested. I am a fit individual, hardworking, honest, reliable and trustworthy. I have a keen interest in and enthusiasm for sheep and beef farming and want to continue developing my knowledge and expertise in this area. I am friendly, approachable and easy to get on with. I am able to work on my own initiative as well as part of a team. I can work in all weather conditions and for long hours.

Marital status


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

Aug 1994- Jul 1996 - Apprentice General Engineer, Mid Yell, Yell. Shetland- Duties: general plant maintenance, machinery maintenance, welding and fabrication, ordering stores. Jul 1996 - Oct 2005 - Trainee Deckhand progressing to deckhand,Shetland Inter-island Ferries - Duties: assisting in; embarkation and disembarkation, berthing and mooring, fare collection and cashing up, housekeeping and cooking for crews. Oct 2005 - June 2018 - ran own freelance shepherding business providing services to local crofters including - gathering, shearing,foot trimming, drenching, dipping. Throughout all above assisted on family croft beef cattle and sheep and since 2005 have also managed own croft working 300 sheep. June 2018 - present. Stock/Farm worker - SRUC, Craibstone,Aberdeen. All aspects cattle, sheep husbandry, tractor work.


Compete at Sheepdog trials. Member of International Sheepdog Society. Enjoy crossword and Sudoku puzzles. Enjoy cooking.

AvailabilityStart: 10/02/2019, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobPermanent
Preferred regionScotland
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