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Agriculture graduate with experience on arable, fresh produce, dairy and beef farms.

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsCity and Guilds
Other qualifications

BSc Agriculture (2.1), NPTC Telehandler, NPTC PA1, NPTC PA2, NPTC PA4G/S, NPTC PA6, NPTC Sit Astride ATV, NPTC Transport of Animals by Road

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

Tractors up to 400hp, mainly from 150 to 250hp on John Deere, New Holland, Case and Valtra fleets. GPS and Autosteer experience with Trimble and Green Star systems. Spraying on Bateman RB35 with 32m boom and mounted Lemken Sirus 30m. JCB and Claas telehandlers, Volvo loading shovel, Cat skidsteer and various front loaders. Trained on Case 2388 Axial Flow with 25' header. Cultivations experience using and maintaining Kverneland 5f variwidth plough and press, Simba primary and secondary cultivators, Jones bed tillers, Kuhn 6m power harrow, subsoiling with Simba and Cousins subsoilers, rolling with Simba 8m and Cousins 12m rolls. Drilling Spinach with 6m Stanhay drill. Drilling OSR with Simba subsoiler and KRM seeder. Hoeing with 8m Steketee hoe. Irrigating with Jones and Briggs irrigators, using lay flat and aluminum piping, Jones and Spreadwise reelers. Trailer work with AS Marston and Triffit 14t, Stewart 16t, Bailey 18t trailers, various bale trailers and dump trailers. Slurry spreading with 1600gl Tanco tanker. Muck spreading with Abbey side slinger. Fertiliser spreading with Vicon, Kuhn and Bogballe spreaders. Grain drying using Allmet and Alvan Blanch driers and on floor drying systems. Mowing, topping and spraying with orchard equipment.

Livestock experienceDairy, Beef, Calving
Other livestock experience

Milking Friesian and Holstein cows with experience on DeLaval 18 unit swing over parlour, Pearson 10 unit with Auto ID, milk meters and ACRs with in parlour feeders, GEA Westfalia 40 unit internal rotary with auto ID, milk meter and ACRs. Calving and rearing youngstock, management of colostrum and feeding intake. Vaccinating and dosing animals of all ages. Feeding and bedding stock. Grass budgeting and allocation to cows. Beef unit finishing Freisan bulls, Limousin, Angus and Charolais steers.

Type of farming wantedMainly Arable
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence, tractor
Personal information
SexMale
Age39
NationalityIrish
First languageEnglish
Other languages
Pen picture

6'4", 12 st. 193cm, 78kg

Relevant health problems
Other Information

Won a scholarship with placement year at Co-operative Farms in my second year at Harper Adams. In my final year I was awarded two scholarships, the Jerman Family Trust Scholarship and the Development Board Chairman's Discretionary Award.

Marital status

No

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

November 2017 - Present: Tractor driver with responsibility for spraying, fertilising and hoeing on fresh produce farm in Shropshire. July - October 2017: Tractor driver on arable farm cropping combinables and potatoes in Shropshire. September 2016 - June 2017: Account Technician in Rural Services team with Old Mill Accountancy. March 2016 - August 2016: Tractor driver and Shift Supervisor on large fresh produce farm in Shropshire. June - December 2015: Stockman on 140 head spring calving dairy farm with beef finishing unit in Ireland. Duties included milking, feeding, rearing youngstock, vaccinating and dosing, grass measuring and allocation, fencing. July 2013 - September 2014: University placement on Co-operative Farms (Now Farmcare) 1500ha arable and root crop farm. Involved in carting, cultivations, spraying, machinery maintenance. October 2012 - July 2013: Relief milking on 100 head herd while at university. Summer 2012: 250ha arable farm in Cambridgeshire carrying out cultivations, corn carting, grain handling and trained on combine harvester. October 2011 - May 2012: Relief milking on 380 head herd while at university. Summer 2011: 2600ha arable farm in Lincolnshire running driers long with some grain carting. May 2010 - June 2011: Stockman on 90 head spring calving dairy farm with beef finishing unit in Ireland. Duties included milking, feeding, assisting with calving, rearing youngstock, vaccinating and dosing, grass measuring and allocation, fencing. November 2009 - March 2010: Western Australia, Grain trading business, involved with unloading, storage, out loading and export of grain. September 2008 - March 2009: Otago, New Zealand, Clyde Orchards: Mowing, topping, spraying on orchard with store management and team leading duties during harvest. January 2003 - May 2008: Ulster Bank Ireland. Various roles up to assistant manager in business banking.

Hobbies

Running and exercising. Reading. Watching rugby

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AvailabilityStart: 20/05/2018, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobPermanent
Preferred regionAnywhere
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