CV reference number: 46016
CV Headline

Experienced herdsman/herdmanager, 30,looking for new opportunity

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsNVQ Level 1,2
Other qualifications

Gcse a-c, diy ai, foottrimming, telehandler

Equipment experienceTractor, Telehandler/fork lift
Other equipment experience

Tmr feeding, silaging, basic tractor work

Livestock experienceDairy, Calving
Other livestock experience


Type of farming wantedMainly Livestock
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence, tractor
Personal information
NationalityUnited Kingdom
First languageEnglish
Other languages
Pen picture

6ft 16st

Relevant health problems


Other Information

Reaseheath agricultural college NVQ Level 2 Livestock Production

Marital status

I am currently living with my partner and 6month old daughter , I have an 11yr old son who doesn't live with me I see on days off

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

EXPERIENCE CHESHIRE 2004-2006 Apprentice Herdsman - 120 Cows. After leaving school I was keen to get straight into work, I enrolled at Reaseheath College which consisted of 5days on farm 1 day in college, my duties on the farm included some basic tractor work (scraping out, slurry tanking, topping etc.) milking with the owner and other stock related duties. , SOMERSET 2006-2007 Assistant Herdsman – 300 Cows. I was looking to further progress my career where I joined this recently expanded herd working in a team of 3 I was working under the herd manager and my duties included milking through a 30/30 Westfalia parlour 2x a day, I undertook a 3day DIY AI course and started doing some inseminations alongside the herd manager with good results. I also did a foot trimming course (5 step Dutch method). And we trimmed all cows at drying off and any lame cows through the lactation. The cows were housed in the winter in cubicles bedded on sawdust and were grazed through the spring/summer on a paddock system. WORCESTERSHIRE 2007-2009 Herdsman – 150 Cows. I moved up to Worcestershire with my (at the time) partner as she was expecting our baby I needed something more suitable accommodation wise, A nice friendly father/son farm I was responsible for the milking and all tasks involved i.e. mastitis/SCC control, I did all the foot trimming and some AI alongside the owner, and other stock related tasks also some tractor work in the summer, I was made redundant in Jan 2009 due to them not being able to afford to pay me. Leaving salary £20k/50hr wk - 28days holiday – WORCESTER, WORCESTERSHIRE 2009-2016 Herd manager – 250 Cows. I moved to a farm where I was responsible for 250 cows, this was quite a step up for me but felt confident on moving forwards. I was responsible for the day to day running of the dairy unit which included me milking 2x day, footrimming, DIY AI, calving’s, all other stock related tasks, ordering feed, medicines, chemicals etc. BCMS passport registration for calves, movements etc., pedigree registrations. I have also undertaken a lot of different courses / vet meetings (selective dry cow therapy, johnes, bvd, interherd and interherd plus, fullwood crystal). TMR feeding through Keenan. Leaving salary £30k /50-60hr wk - 28days holiday – every other B/H TN  SHROPSHIRE Oct 2016 – Present Herdsman – 1000cows. After a difficult decision to leave my previous position I moved to my current position, this was a big step for me as a lot more cows. I came across this is position through the farm consultant from my last position who passed my details on, Working under the Herdmanager ,initially 700 cows when I first started the farm was under going expansion with new cubicle sheds and parlour now running 1000 cows ayr calving on a Tesco milk contract, my main responsibilities are milking 2x day through a new GEA 72point rotary parlour, AI in the herdmangers absence, emergency foot trimming , mastitis control /scc bactoscan management, taking charge in herdmangers absence, I was hoping this move would be my last for a while and although this is a great set up, I just don’t feel happy here and working 70+ hours a week since unit expanded the work /home balance just isn’t working having very little family time and although I have settled in well and things are going ok I just can’t picture my long-term future here Current salary £33k /60hr £12/hr ot £3kp/a bonus if milk quality targets met



AvailabilityStart: 12/12/2018, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobPermanent
Preferred regionAnywhere
Where would you like to work?Anywhere considered
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