CV reference number: 43217
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Experienced working Farm Manager/stock person with experience in pedigree and commercial cattle and sheep. Looking for work in Scotland around Fife, Perth, Stirling and Edinburgh. I have been working as a working farm manager on estates down in England. Returned home to be closer to my wife and my parents. I can do most machinery work as I worked with a contractor for a number of years. Worked as a self employed QMS farm assessor for cattle, sheep and pigs for over a year now. Have my own small flock of Poll Dorset sheep which I show.  

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsBtec, City and Guilds
Other qualifications

NPTC The Safe Use in Sheep Dips. SEMEX DIY AI.St Andrews First Aid. Long Distance Transport of Animals.

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

Mowing silage and hay, Topping fields, Rolling fields, fertilizer spreading, muck spreading, carting grain and bales. Ploughing, harrowing, discing, slurry spreading, round and small square baling, bale wrapping etc.

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

Experienced of selected breeding picking sires to mach dams in cattle and sheep. Which has led improving herd and flock quality to a standard that won many shows and receiving top prices at sales. Judging shows and and one off the the Dorset Horn and Poll Sheep Society judges panel. • Thirty six years working experience in agriculture in Scotland and England. • Twenty nine years with full working farm management experience of commercial intensive livestock unit’s which consist of dairy, beef and sheep, four years running organic beef and sheep units and four years managing a city farm teaching about 120 volunteers a week on farming. • Livestock experience includes day-to-day management of livestock units, pedigree and commercial cattle, sheep and pig farms to a high welfare standard. • Some arable experience covering the production of Cereal, Oil Seed Rape and forage crops with a little woodland management. • Twenty two years’ experience in the management of filling in IACs, DEFRA and RPA documents and recording movements and veterinary records etc. Working within budgets. • Four years’ experience of using Farm Plan and Agridata. • Twenty five years managing staff, contractors and volunteers. • Experienced in AI and ET work. • Assisting in shoots and game covers.

Type of farming wantedMainly Livestock
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence, tractor
Personal information
First languageEnglish
Other languages
Pen picture
Relevant health problems

Asthma, High Blood Pressure.

Other Information

Home owner.

Marital status

I have a wife called Lorna. Our children have all left home one married and lives on their farm at York with three grand children. My son lives in London and my other daughter lives at Larkhall with her partner.

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

WORK HISTORY various jobs most recent as a QMS farm auditor. Farm and estate working manager• All the day to day work that is required to look after pedigree and commercial cattle of all ages that are in the program for ET work and AI work for breeding pedigree Aberdeen-Angus. • Daily feeding, bedding, ET and AI program work. AI cattle. • Any general farm work required. Farm and Estates Manager for City Farm, EH11 . • I manage 10 staff some full time others part time and 120 volunteers a week. • All work that is required to teach young adults, older adults and disadvantaged teenagers and adults about animal husbandry. Teaching them to feed cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry, small pet and exotic animals, gardening and estate work. . • Giving the volunteers experience in agriculture to develop skills to gain access into agricultural college. • To gain confidence to communicate and socialise with others. • Assist Dick Veterinary Large Animal Practice by allowing day trips to farm and taking veterinary students for experience. Also on free time. Self Employed Farmer Labour Contractor. • All work that is required on local beef and sheep farms, pedigree and commercial. • Arable work combining, bailing, mowing, spreading muck and fertiliser etc. • Pedigree breeding cattle and sheep. Showing cattle and sheep, Aberdeen-Angus cattle and Poll Dorset, Bluefaced Leicester sheep and Scotch Mule sheep. Nov ’06 – Jul ’11 Farm Manager for  Partnership, North Moss Lane, Formby, Merseyside• Duties include full responsibility for the day to day management of the farm, staff and contractors. Managing The Moss pedigree herd of Aberdeen-Angus cattle to a high welfare standard. • The main enterprise was the production of bulls for to be sold at the Perth, Bristol and Carlisle bull sales in February and October. (Best price since I arrived was £7,350 at Perth February 2010 with the highest SRI in the herd book for that year +57). • We were one of the first farms to sell female cattle into the Azores and Portugal. We regularly sell female cattle into Ireland and the UK. Most of our cattle are sold privately. • Using ET and AI to improve genetics. • In charge of the health and safety. • Keeping all records for DEFRA, Cross Compliance, Farm Assurance, Premium SAC Health Scheme etc. • AI and ET Experience. July ‘02 – Feb ‘05 Stockman Employed by Mr Park Farm,  . • Duties include full responsibility of the day to day running of the pedigree herd of Aberdeen Angus cattle for the production of prime meat. • Also working stockman employed by Mr H Sants, 6 Charlbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6UT. • Duties include full responsibility of running an organic pedigree Aberdeen Angus herd of cattle on a commercial basis and to Stewardship standards. Oct ’00 - July ‘02 Stock Person/Working Farm Manager employed by HRH The Princess Royal, Gatcombe Park Estates. • Management duties include the management of the estate and looking after the employee’s and co-ordinating with other Enterprises. • Management of Rare Breeds. White Park Cattle and Wiltshire Horned Sheep through the conversion to Organic status as well as being in stewardship scheme. • Also helping to organise and manage the running of Horse Trials and Craft Fairs. 1985 – 2000 Self Employed Farmer and Agricultural Contractor. • I managed my own flocks of sheep, 60 pedigree Bluefaced Leicester ewes, 250 Black Faced Sheep and 500 Scottish Mule’s. • I sold 25 Pedigree Bluefaced Leicester shearling and ram lambs a year. • I won many shows including the Highland and Kelso ram sale. • Top record breaking prices at Kelso, Castle Douglas and Thornhill markets. • I also worked on various farms contracting, relief milking. These duties included arable and animal work and the day-to-day running of their businesses when farmers were on holidays. Education 2014 Completed day courses in Health and Safety at Work, Fire Health and Safety and Customer Services. 1998 – 2000 HNC in Farm Management. Newton Rig College. Penrith. 1998 – 1999 CLAIT certificate for computing. Newton Rig College. Penrith 1981 – 1982 Advanced Craft Certificate in Carpentry and Joinery. Dumfries and Galloway College. Dumfries. 1980 – 1981 Craft Certificate in Carpentry and Joinery. Dumfries and Galloway College. 1977 – 1979 O’ Grades: Arithmetic, Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics. Dumfries Academy. Dumfries. COMPUTER SKILLS Working knowledge of Windows 2000 using Word, Excel, Internet and email. LICENSES & CERTIFICATES CLAIT certificate for computing. Full driving license (0 points). Dipping certificate Module PA1 in Crop Spraying All-Terrain Vehicles – Basic 03/11/03 (expired) Emergency First Aid at work. Exp. 08/19. NPTC Transport of Animals 16/06/08. PVG Disclosure Scotland 30/07/12. Semex DIY AI certificate 08/08/08 & 16/11/2016 CSCS in Health & Safety.


Visit Family mainly our parents and children and grandchildren. Show and judge livestock. Watch Manchester United. Play Golf.

AvailabilityStart: 20/03/2019, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobPermanent
Preferred regionAnywhere
Where would you like to work?Fife, Perth, Stirling, Cackmananshire and Edinburgh
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