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Experienced General farm worker. Working in large scale arable,vegetable,straw and livestock operations. Possess PA1-2 and skilled in heavy cultivations, drilling and crop growing. Also a competent and active participant around livestock production and care.

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsCity and Guilds, NVQ Level 1,2
Other qualifications

City and guilds in motor vehicle inspection and repairs.

Equipment experienceDrilling, Ploughing, Fencing, Telehandler/fork lift, HGV1, PA2, PA1, Tractor
Other equipment experience

Currently running most field operations from New Holland T7 210, this includes ploughing and fertiliser spreading, this also incoporates the use of a combination drill and large scale straw haulage on redundant HGV1 trailers with dolly wheels to the 5th wheel coupling. For really heavy cultivations we use a Case magnum 310 (which has been chipped to produce 385 hp) this is what i drill with a Claydon 6 metre direct drill and 3 metre Sumo ploughing. Both running off Trimble AG GPS 1000 screen system currently running VRS/RTK via a sim card soon to be changed over to base station navigation system for higher accuracy. As straw merchants a large proportion of our winter and summer job covers the loading of foreign straw lorries for export. Due to the transport regulations the loads need to be tidy and correctly loaded for transprt via the UK ports authority. The telehandlers are the most used equipment from feeding to loading manure and assisting with the building construction on the farm. Im a competent welder (but without qualifications) At present i carry out minor repairs including replaement parts Bearings and rebuilt a destroyed Kuhn single rotor rake. Also in the field repairs to allow the job to continue to completion thus allowing a permanent repair made at a later date.

Livestock experienceCalving, Lambing, Sheep, Beef, Dairy
Other livestock experience

I have experience from years ago of as an under cowman for a dairy farm in Somerset. I have assisted on a local farm to me with relief milking and have been inducted onto the LKL solutions herdsmans course set up to consolidate and distribute the companies high standards it requires from its staff members. At present we run a small/medium sized beef finishing unit with a small suckler herd which are run with a continental bull. This herd produces a small proportion of the next generation beef cattle and i play an active part with calving and the well being of the hard. The beef unit is fed via a KK vertical feeding system which is mixed with maize, silage and various minerals. This is a role which falls back to me to accurately mix and feed at the beginning and end of the day so that the cattle is Adlib feeding. We have a small contingent of sheep and at present are lambing. This is a role that i play a very active part in due to the frequency of the visits to ensure the livestock is safe and well. This is carried out in addition to my tractor driving duties making this time of the year as busy as summer months in regards time put in at work.

Type of farming wantedMainly Arable
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence, hgv1, tractor
Personal information
First languageEnglish
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Other Information
Marital status

Wife and 11 year old daughter

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

My first main agricultural job after leaving school was for an agricultural contractor in Somerset, Covering all aspects of farming which in those days were farmed out to contractors. This included silage harvest (Using the rake and then onto hauling trailers) as the boy on the firm i had carried out hours and hours of powerharrowing and trailer work to build up my skill base from the bottom. I was also chief tea and coffee maker and yard/workshop sweeper. During this time i was self employed and was used on a mixed beef and sheep farm feeding in the mornings and assisting the farmer with preparing the cattle for market. I then went onto his Brother in laws farm just three hundred yards down the road to learn the dairy industry for 18 months. I then pursued a different career within the public sector. This covered 13 years uniformed service away from home. I retired from that career and actively sought out a job within the farming sector in Kent. I was fortunate to be inducted into the role i am in at the moment. This is a very varied role, from recycling/Anaerobic Digestant plant to growing commercial quantities of pumpkins for sale in major supermarkets across the country. On this farm iam the sprayer operator and drive a self propelled Bateman sprayer cover all the combinable crops and pumpkins.

AvailabilityStart: 31/07/2017, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobPermanent
Preferred regionSouth West
Where would you like to work?Dorset/Somerset
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