CV reference number: 46136
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Experienced Shepherd, Looking for work

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

I have a National Diploma in agriculture NVQ level 1&2. ATV certificate. Bronze award for shearing.  PA1&2 spraying certificates.  Full Car driving licence including trailer.  Teleporter certificate.

Equipment experienceDrilling, Ploughing, Fencing, Other harvesters, Telehandler/fork lift, HGV1, Tracked machine, PA2, PA1, Baler, Combine, Tractor
Other equipment experience

Driven tractors up to 300hp.  I can use a keenan feeder and teleporter.  Also can use a loader tractor.  Have driven ATVs`for over 16 years.  Can pull a trailer behind a jeep/pickup.  I have used both the Aligator and Pratley system. Used and driven most Arable equipment and had alot of experience on grass equipment aka silage and hay making. I have used all types of sprayers but mostly in the last 8 years driven ATV sprayers both trailed and weed wiper sorts.

Livestock experienceCalving, Lambing, Sheep, Beef
Other livestock experience

Hill shepherd for 6 years in Northumberland looking after 2000 ewes on a hefted system.  Over 6000 acres of hill terrain.  Lambing outside.  Picking replacement ewe lambs and purchasing and breeding Rams for own use.  Managing and maintaining day to day running of flock.  Monitoring and maintaining herd of 50 highland cows and calving them if necessary.  4 years running and maintaining 1000 ewes on lowland system in Norfolk.  Lambing indoors and selling to there own butcher shops.  My job was to sell and grade lambs for own use and for selling at the local abbatoir.  Ewes were fed on a Keenan feeder system.  Also grew on 1000 store lambs over winter on stubble turnips.  At home grew up with 40 simmental cows crossed with a south Devon bull. And 450 Suffolk X ewes put to a Southdown or Charrolais Tup.  Also involved with dehorning calves with gas gun.

Type of farming wantedMainly Livestock
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence, hgv1, tractor
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First languageEnglish
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5"8 average build, 13st. Good physical fitness

Relevant health problems


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Marital status

yes partner and 2 children aged 6 and 3.

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

2010-2016 Worked as a hill shepherd in Northumberland.  Left to return home to Norfolk due to unforseen circumstances.  2009-2010 Shepherd on lowland flock in the southdowns.  Left to take opportunity on hill farm in Northumberland.  2005-2009 Full time Shepherd in charge of monitoring and maintaining flock.  Left to gain more experience with bigger numbers of sheep in southdowns 2003-2005 Apprentice shepherd in Buckinghamshire learning how to shepherd ewes for someone else. Left to take on more responsibility on lowland flock in Norfolk.


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AvailabilityStart: 01/01/2018, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobPermanent
Preferred regionAnywhere
Where would you like to work?countryside
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