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John, 29, Stockman

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsNDA, NVQ Level 1,2,3, Btec, City and Guilds
Other qualifications

* National Diploma Agriculture (Distinction Level, Maximum Points Achieved for ND) *Duchy College, Improved Dairy Practice, Parlour Management & Stock Welfare (Skills Project – Training Event Attendance). * Lantra Certificate in Driving a Rough Terrain Telescopic Handler * Lantra Quad Bike Safety Awareness * NPTC Level 2 Certificate of Competence in Tractor Driving and Machinery Related Operations. * NPTC Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Vet and Meds * NPTC Transport of Animals Cattle & Sheep * NPTC Pesticide Application 1 (PA1) * Plumpton College, Top Student National Diploma Agriculture 2009-2010 * Plumpton College, Top Student Management Studies 2009-2010 * Animal Care 1st Diploma Distinction+ * Animal Care NVQ1 * Key Skills Level 1 and 2 (IT, Communications and Application of Number)

Equipment experienceTractor, PA1, Telehandler/fork lift
Other equipment experience

Basic Tractor and Telehandler experince. A lot of quad bike work. I have milked in most parlours, and have experience with AMS.

Livestock experienceDairy, Beef, Sheep, Calving
Other livestock experience

In the past fifteen years, I have worked with a huge array of different animals through volunteering, work experience, college and employment. I have worked with exotic animals, small mammals, horses, pigs, sheep, birds and the area in which I most specialize cattle. In both intensive and non-intensive systems.

Type of farming wantedMainly Livestock
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence
Personal information
First languageEnglish
Other languages
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5.9ft, 14stone.

Relevant health problems

I get the occasional bit of Hayfever which i take tablets for. In the past 12 months, i had been working through a weakness/instability in my shoulder. I had a Latarjet operation/procedure on my left shoulder in April 2019 to fix the problem. I will be cleared to return to work after 22nd July 2019.

Other Information

At the Plumpton College awards ceremony I was awarded: * Top Student National Diploma Agriculture 2009-2010 * Top Student Management Studies 2009-2010 * The First Person to Get A Distinction * in quite a number of years.

Marital status


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

Employment History: Holly Green Farm, Bledlow, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, HP27 9QJ: My main duty was to milk anywhere between 420 – 440 cows in a 34/34 herringbone parlour on a 3x a day system. I did the occasional bit of yard work, general stock work, calf rearing, calving cows, artificial insemination but not as much as I would have liked. Cornwall: May 19th 2015 –25th May 2017: I do most of the milkings. We milk around 180 cows in an old 10/20 herringbone parlour. The milking job is very labour intensive and takes up most of my time six days a week on the farm. Other duties include yard work, helping sort animals, advising on fertility work and occasionally drying off cows. The milking of the cows is completely my responsibility. Decision making, treatments and even relief milking for when I am away, is all down to me. Newdowns Farm, Cornwall: October 2014 – May 2015: I milked just under 800 Holsteins, on a sixty point rotary one night a week, and evening milking’s every other weekend. West Penrest, Cornwall: February 2014 – 10th May 2015: I was managing a herd of 120 British Frisians. I was brought in to look after the stock, whilst my employer was off contracting. I soon took over the fertility management and vet visit work of the cows. I milked the cows through the old parlour till June, then we started milking in two Delaval robots. I did most of the running of the milking herd and stock work at West Penrest, and helped out with other duties around the farm, like the occasional bit of tractor work, feeding and bedding up. (From September 2013 – Late 2013 I was travelling through America and Canada, passing through and visiting 38 States).  Dipper Farm & Stone Farm, Devon & Cornwall: January 2013 – September 2013: These two farms were owned by the same farmer. I was originally brought in to rear calves at Dipper and give a hand with all other jobs at calving time. There were around 750 cows spread between the two farms. It was an outdoor kiwi based system. During April/May time I was asked whether I would stay on and work at Stone farm. I was taking over milking duties and moving electric fences full time, for various people on leave. Once everyone had taken there leave and returned to full time work at the farm I left. Western Australia, May 2012 – December 12th 2012: sheep and cropping farm in Western Australia. The farm runs 2500 Dorper ewes and 1700 hectares of crop. I have done a mix of machinery, maintenance and stock work. I have worked independently and as part of a team. Telehandler work included stacking large square bales into stacks, burning of fallen trees, levelling tree sites and picking stumps and rocks in seeded paddocks. I fertilized all the crops with a 200HP tractor using Auto Steer guidance. I did 200 Ha on a self-propelled discbine mower/conditioner using Auto Steer guidance. I tended lambing ewes, participated in docking, vaccinating, castrating and drenching of sheep, moving sheep and feeding hay to sheep. I have assisted with servicing machinery and maintenance of fabricated fences. I worked here until the finished of my program on the 12th of December 2012. New Zealand. October 2011 – May 2012 The Farm is a 2000 hectare farm in the hills and valleys of Tarata New Zealand. This farm has approximately 6500 Romney sheep and 550 head of Angus and Hereford cattle. I did shed and yard work, wool handling, drenching, helped at docking and assisted in moving stock around the farm. Other duties included looking after the 7 working dogs and knapsack spraying of weeds. Self Employed Work, through Livestock Services, September 2011 – October 2011: Relief Milking throughout Surrey and Kent on a number of farms mainly on a pedigree Holstein herd in Essex. The money earned during this time was for my exchange trip to New Zealand and Australia. Tandridge Dairy, Oxted, December 2010 – July 2011: This was a dairy farm with 460 cattle. I performed all the general farm and milking duties alone or with others. Work included cleaning the parlour, feeding, scraping, calf rearing, and bedding up. I am accustomed to the early mornings and late evenings and working on dairy farms and 12 days working, 2 days free rosters. Self Employed Work, through Livestock Services, August 2010 – November 2010: I worked mainly on dairy farms and much of the work was sourced through Livestock services. I was milking cows and assisting with general livestock maintenance; de-horning cattle, calf rearing and moving cattle. I was also employed to do general farm labouring jobs. Work was available in the counties of Kent, Sussex and Surrey. Working through Livestock Services and for myself has given confidence and has made me more flexible and able to adapt to many different farm systems and routines. Chessington World of Adventures, August 2009 – January 2010 My position at Chessington was as a Zoo host, which was an incredibly interesting position. I worked with many different animals such as; Capybaras, Maras, Wallabies, Deer and Meerkats. I was always professional towards the public whilst making their visits educational and fun; this was a very rewarding position. The host duties included doing meet and greets, taking junior keeper, manning the squirrel monkey walkthrough and children zoo which involved working closely, interacting with and educating the public. Between hosting I would often be doing food preparation, enclosure maintenance and other odd jobs to keep the animals and visitors comfortable and happy. (Dairy Farm) September 2008 – August 2009 This is a commercial dairy farm with around 200 milking cattle and 120 young replacement cattle. I had to work extremely hard at this farm and showed dedication throughout with my usual day beginning at 4.00am. A large part of each day was handling, milking and moving the animals and maintaining the land. I used a lot of machinery and learned many maintenance skills. My main tasks were; milking, feeding, checking animals, mucking out, field maintenance, operating machinery, and keeping the farm clean and tidy. Freightliners City Farm – 2 weeks – May/June 2007 At Freightliners farm my work experience included: working with Cows, Sheep, Goats, Pigs and other small animals. I also helped handicapped volunteers in looking after the animals and performed similar tasks as at Bocketts Farm Park. Bocketts Farm Park – 3 weeks – May 2007 This was a work experience placement where I worked with; Zebu, Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Pigs, Poultry, Donkeys, Horses and small animals. This farm was open to the public; I enjoyed talking about the different types of animals and their behaviour to visitors. My main tasks involved; mucking out, grooming, exercising the animals, feeding and interacting with the public. Whilst working closely with the herdsman here I decided I would like to study large animals and so went to study agriculture at Plumpton. Wimbledon Village Stables (Riding School) May 2004 – September 2007 I was employed to take care of the welfare, husbandry and general well being of the horses stabled here. I also escorted rides and exercised horses over Wimbledon Common. It was important to demonstrate good public relation skills as I had to assist with a lot of in-experienced riders, owners and handlers. My main tasks included; instructing children, accompanying adults on horseback, feeding, sweeping, mucking out, tacking up, grooming and yard maintenance.


Go to watch stand up comedy. Go to concerts. Holidays/Travelling. Listening to podcasts. Movies. Music. Photography. Drawing. Writing.

AvailabilityStart: 15/08/2019, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobPermanent
Preferred regionAnywhere
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