CV reference number: 47366
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Highly Experienced Shepherd fully confident in all aspects of sheep husbandry and welfare. Based in Northamptonshire, but willing to relocate for right job. Have had sole charge of different sized flocks from 400 to 4000 head of ewes not including the lambs, rams or replacement shearings. Fully competent in handling working dogs, having had 5 dogs at once. Very strong work ethic with a very high animal welfare standard. Have also had experience in creating and maintaining websites for myself when I ran my own business as a driving instructor, childminder and now cleaner.

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsNot listed
Other qualifications


Equipment experienceTractor, Baler, Telehandler/fork lift, Fencing
Other equipment experience

Muck spreading, mowing, bailing, silage trailers, harrowing,cleaning

Livestock experienceDairy, Beef, Sheep, Lambing
Other livestock experience

Sole responsibility of a flock of 400 ewes plus rams. Daily stock checks and seasonal work as follows  Preparation of ewes and rams for tupping ensuring correct body score,  Foot trimming and treatment of foot rot,  Dagging ewes prior to tupping,  Fitting and replenishing raddle harnesses when required  Ewe vaccinations and worming prior to lambing.  Preparing lambing quarters,  Sourcing and ordering required equipment and medical needs.  Treatment of ill ewes pre/post lambing, twin lamb disease, calcium deficiencies.  Sole care for rearing orphan lambs, mothering lambs to ewes whilst in the lambing shed and then later in the fields.  Record keeping of lamb survival rate, ear tagging, movement and deaths in the flock.  Feeding the housed ewes with a silage mix using JCB telescopic loader.

Type of farming wantedMainly Livestock
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence
Personal information
NationalityUnited Kingdom
First languageEnglish
Other languages
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Relevant health problems


Other Information

Am willing to relocate for job

Marital status


Where are you currently living?Northamptonshire, NN11 3QL
Do you have the right to work in the UK?Yes
Farming background

Fully equipped to care for large number of sheep having worked on estate in Dorset farming 4000 ewes. Second Shepherd for a 4000-head flock. Duties included Animal Husbandry which involved  Administering antibiotics,  Daily checks of livestock,  Treatment of outwardly problems.  Responsibility of half the flock during lambing time,  Running the indoor lambing shed,  Delegating jobs to the student vets, instructing and teaching methods for birthing ewes,  Mothering lambs, fostering and bottle feeding. This job was mainly carried out alone. Working on the Estate was rewarding and satisfying due to the numbers of sheep and the ability to learn from the head shepherd then transfer those skills to younger people such as the Veterinary Students that helped during the months at lambing time.


I enjoy cycling, walking and motorcycling.

AvailabilityStart: 01/04/2019, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobPermanent
Preferred regionAnywhere
Where would you like to work?No preference
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