CV reference number: 51232
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I have grown up on a pedigree and commercial sheep and suckler beef farm. I am very experienced in all duties relating to sheep as we have 250 breeding ewes including texel, charrollais, blackface and zwarble. I am also competent working with cattle in all aspects. I have a full license, can operate tractors, and exercise utmost safety when doing so. Thank you. 

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsMSc
Other qualifications

I have an honours degree in civil engineering obtained from the University of Ulster graduating in 2005. I also have a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. I am a qualified GCSE science teacher and A-Level physics teacher.

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

I have grown up on a farm. The tractors used on our farm have included Massey Ferguson and Landini. I have used various equipment throughout my life including - power harrowers, heavy rollers, slurry spreaders, round bale lifters, front-end loaders and silage block cutters, toppers, diet feeders, post-drivers, and various pieces of construction power tools such as jack hammers, drills and cement mixers. I am also competent at driving quad bikes as this was a necessity during my employment based in Canada. I am also competent at erecting sheep fences and fence repairs.

Livestock experienceBeef, Sheep, Lambing, Calving
Other livestock experience

Sheep husbandry since childhood - 250 pedigree breeding ewes composing of texel, charrollais, blackface, zwartble, blue Leicester and Suffolk. Controlled lambing times spread over 3 weeks via AI. Footcare, dosing, dipping, feeding, shearing, tailing, infection control, injecting antibiotics and minerals. Suckler herd handling - 60 limousine cross cattle, calving, dosing, TB testing, horning, injecting, feeding.

Type of farming wantedMainly Arable
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence, international, tractor
Personal information
First languageEnglish
Other languages
Pen picture

181cm (6ft), 84kg (13stone), athletic build.

Relevant health problems

None. I have a clean bill of health.

Other Information

I do not smoke. I have a valid full Irish driving licence (including tractor) with no penalty points.

Marital status

No. I am single.

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

I have grown up on a 47 hectare farm in County Donegal, Ireland specialising in sheep, suckler and beef. I have carried out all activities relating to the farming of these livestock. I am also a competent tractor driver having drawn heavy loads of animals and feedstuffs on main roads, secondary roads, and around the farm. I worked for an arable contractor from October to December 2005 in Southland, New Zealand. This involved mainly power harrowing and rolling for around 12 hour days, as and when I was needed throughout the 3 month period. The tractors provided were all Fords. There was some sheep work also.  I would use him as a reference, however he has since past away.


I enjoy running, swimming, cycling, playing guitar and reading.

AvailabilityStart: 09/02/2019, Finish: 31/05/2019
Type of jobSeasonal
Preferred regionAnywhere
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