CV reference number: 41191
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Reliable British Trainee Farm Manager with arable, dairy and beef experience looking to further my career in the UK

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsBtec
Other qualifications

GCSE's, AS level, first aid

Equipment experienceTractor, Combine, PA1, PA2, Tracked machine, Telehandler/fork lift, Other harvesters, Fencing, Ploughing
Other equipment experience

Tractors driven: Articulated New Holland t9040 435HP, Articulated Case stx 425HP JD 8360R 400HP, JD 8345R 345HP, JD 8520 320HP, JD 8400 250HP Combine Harvesters driven: JD 9760sts 36ft front - Stripped 2,000ha of Wheat and Chickpeas on my second season. JD 9770sts 35ft front - Stripped 6,000ha of Wheat on my first season. Ploughing: 12m Grizzly 108 disc plough - I ploughed around 30,000ha over two years. Spraying: Spray rig with 25m boom, water tanks front and back of tractor - 10,000ha of wheat and cotton over two years. Tracked Machines: CAT Challenger MT975B 570HP - Used for deep ripping at 400mm, ploughing with 12m grizzly plough, 60ft kelly chain and 8m lister bar. Telehandler: JCB 550-80 - Used for loading cotton bales onto HGV trucks. JCB 310s - Used for loading feed into keenan feeder.

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

Relief Milked - 120 pedigree holstein cows and assisted with milking heard of 450. Parlour used: Herring bone 50/50 and very old 6 side parlour Assisted with spring calving. Beef Cattle - washing, clipping and preparing for shows. Feeding - morning and evening. General care and health checks. Assisted vet with TB testing. Sheep: Assisted with sheering. Assisted with vaccinating. Assisted with lambing 500 ewes.

Type of farming wantedMainly Arable
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence, international, tractor
Personal information
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First languageEnglish
Other languagesWelsh, German
Pen picture

185cm, 85KG, Fit and healthy

Relevant health problems


Other Information

Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award – 80 km expedition in Scotland Assisted with expedition preparation and completion for Preseli Bronze Groups Narberth Canoe Club – Junior Representative 2009 - 2013

Marital status

no dependents

Where are you currently living?Stratford Upon-Avon
Do you have the right to work in the UK?Yes
Farming background

Employment history: I have been working on dairy and arable farms since I was fourteen years old. I learned to milk dairy herds and look after livestock, including calves, sheep and horses, all whilst I was still in school, studying for GCSE and AS-levels. For the past 2 years I have been working in Australia on some of the largest arable and cotton farms. I have got a great deal of experience driving some very powerful tractors with advanced GPS systems. In terms of spraying, I have completed 10,000ha of cotton spraying. I also operated a combine harvester over two harvest seasons. In the first season I drove a JD 9770sts 35ft front and harvested almost 6,000ha. In the second season I drove a JD 9760sts 36ft front and harvested around 2,000ha. I have experience working in small and large teams of agricultural workers and I enjoy being part of a team, being active and getting a job well done. I recently arrived home from Australia as my 2-year visa came to an end. I am very keen to get going with a new job in Great Britain as soon as possible. I am available immediately, and I look forward to some new challenges. m, Condobolin, NSW, Australia,  May 2014 – July 2015 Equipment - Ploughing, Spreading lime, MAP and fertilizer, 12m fert bar, 8m ripper, 60ft Kelly chain, 12m roller, Spraying with 25m boom, 8m lister bar, 12m cultivation bar with from bin and urea. Wheat and cotton sowing rigs at 12m. Also did full Harvest season stripping wheat and chick peas – JD 9760sts header – 36D front. Tractors – CAT challenger 500hp, articulated New Holland t9040 435hp, articulated Case stx425-hp JD 8360R 400hp, JD 8345R 345hp, JD 8520 320hp, JD 8400 250hp All with GPS auto-steer Serviced all tractor mentioned. Changing oils Changing fuel filters Greasing Checking for damage and wear Tyre changes Cleaning General maintenance Responsibilities: Helping with all tasks on the farm preparing machinery, checking machinery working most of the time unsupervised had a great deal of responsibility, as my boss trusted me and my decisions worked as part of a team.  Warren, NSW, Australia December 2013 – March 2014 Cotton Irrigation, Spreading urea, Cultivating, Ploughing, deep ripping, Mustering cattle, using a 50ft Kelly chain, GPS Responsibilities: worked mostly unsupervised and managed the farm's cotton irrigation system Contracting in Warren, NSW, Australia November 2013 – December 2013 March 2014 – May 2014 Spent 1 month stripping wheat driving a john Deere 9770 sts header with a 35ft front. Cotton harvest – Driving JD 8200 with boll buggy Responsibilities: worked at all times unsupervised in my own header, having responsibility for the quality harvest of the wheat  Farm, Hebron, Carmarthenshire July 2009 – October 2013 Managed livestock, helped with routine mucking out, Sheep shearing, sheep vaccination, TB testing, feeding animals Learned how to operate a skidstear Responsibilities: Working unsupervised and taking care of farm when owner away  Login, Carmarthenshire July 2011– November 2012 Working with livestock on a regular basis Milking the herd, Scraping the sheds and yard Learned how to operate a Manitou and a JCB 310s, Learned how to operate tractors on the farm, Assisted with fencing, slurry tanking, harrowing, rolling, silaging and mowing. Responsibilities: Working unsupervised and taking care of farm when owner away  Farm, Llanfyrnach October - November 2012 Main responsibilities: Relief Milking Herd of 120 cows Responsibilities: Milking unsupervised , St. Anton, Austria November 2012 – April 2013 Nightporter and Hotel Security Main Responsibilities: Ensure safety of guests and staff during night- time, Provide customer services, Cleaning and Ground keeping, working unsupervised.  Hotel and Restaurant, Clunderwen 2010 -2011 Kitchen Assistant Assisted with food preparation Washed up/dried/cleaned in the kitchen and restaurant Improved customer skills


Sport, football, tennis, kayaking and skiing

AvailabilityStart: 03/03/2019, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobSeasonal
Preferred regionWest Midlands
Where would you like to work?Yorkshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Oxfordshire, East Anglia
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