CV reference number: 46683
CV Headline

Experienced manager/stock person 38 years experience.Currently Managing a herd of Pedigree Highland cattle near Inverness and running small estate. Also responsible for setting up and maintenance of a holiday self catering business. I am.looking for a new position and a hew challenge. Have run 250 sucker cow herd and followers and have wide tractor experience on many arable farms throughout Scotland. Love the West coast as I am originally from Glencoe. Can relocate to other areas if the job is the right one. I have a partner and we have grown up children but they do not live with us . I am a highly motivated individual who sees solutions rather than problems.I have the ability to learn new skills quickly. I am conscientious and flexible, hard working and adaptable. 

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsNot listed
Other qualifications

Have certificate of experience but all my skill have been gained by work as based leading over many years

Equipment experienceTractor, Combine, Baler, HGV1, Telehandler/fork lift, Other harvesters, Fencing, Ploughing, Drilling
Other equipment experience

Experience of irrigation equipment. Wide range of tractor skills including ploughing and other cultivation work. Used to working on steep ground. Forklift driving including tele handler.

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

Wide ranging stock experience over many years including calving and lambing in large arable operations. Examples are 250 cattle plus followers and 1000 blackface shee

Type of farming wantedMainly Livestock
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence, hgv1, tractor
Personal information
SexMale
Age59
NationalityScottish
First languageEnglish
Other languages
Pen picture
Relevant health problems

none

Other Information

none

Marital status

I have a partner and 5 grown up children, none of whom live at home.

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

Freelance operative working through Highland Machinery ring based mainly in agricultural settings. All stock work including calving and lambing's. All types of arable work. Working for shooting estates and fencing contractors. Handyman duties including building maintenance, basic electrical, plumbing and joinery skills. Instructor at rural skills college for adults with additional needs. Working for a small shooting estate including pheasant rearing. Maintenance of private airstrip and off road driving course. Maintenance of all machinery and fences. Managing the welfare of 250 head of pedigree cattle and followers including all the necessary paperwork. Managing arable crops. Shepherd looking after 1000 head of sheep and 1000 beef cows. Renewal of a large area of fencing and most of the arable work required. Responsibility for managing large potato store including seasonal staff. Preparing orders for customers and ensuring accurate distribution of orders. Responsibility for large underground irrigation system and the maintenance of pumps and plant. Rearing of young dairy stock and relief milking Running and maintenance of boat hire within holiday complex. Maintenance of holiday chalets grass cutting and gardening . Responsibility for monitoring and maintaining private water supply including sampling and testing.

Hobbies

hill walking, photography, music, including attending concerts. Holidays abroad.

Preferences
AvailabilityStart: 01/12/2018, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobPermanent
Preferred regionScotland
Where would you like to work?
Back to CV list Add To Basket

4XtraHands provides professional agricultural recruitment services for farmers and jobseekers including the location of skilled, permanent, temporary and seasonal rural staff for farmers as well as finding suitable work for jobseekers with one of our many registered farmers throughout the UK. Designed by a farmer for farmers our recruitment website is a simple, quick and affordable solution for all your agricultural recruitment needs.