CV reference number: 51588
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Scottish milker with 15 years of experience in dairy industry, aged 37.

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsCity and Guilds
Other qualificationsHND Engineering
Equipment experienceFencing, Telehandler/fork lift, PA2, PA1, Tractor
Other equipment experiencePA1 PA2 PA6
Livestock experienceCalving, Beef, Dairy
Other livestock experienceHerdsman - 15 years experience with 200 to 350 herd, worked with various types of parlours, High proficiency in milking, feeding and watering and maintenance of upkeep of cattle, skilled in the upkeep of cattle feet, experienced in artificial insemination, strives to maintain a high success rate, exceptional familiarity in the use of tools and equipment relevant to farming and herding, highly Competent in determining sick cows, administering medicine and skilled in assisting veterinarians during cow examination.
Type of farming wantedMainly Livestock
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence
Personal information
First languageEnglish
Other languages
Pen picture5'7", 12st
Relevant health problemsNO
Other InformationI qualified as an engineer in 1996.
Marital statusMarried
Where are you currently living?ayrshire
Do you have the right to work in the UK?Yes
Farming backgroundHead Herdsperson (Jan 2015 to present) M Findlay (Carnell Estate) • Daily milking of 300 Jersey cow herd. • Mix feed and additives for milking and dry cows, including the feeding of newborn and older calves. • Perform duties related to livestock reproduction, performing artificial inseminations, and helping with animal births and ensure calves receive high quality colostrum. • Examine cows / calves to detect illness, injury, or disease, and providing medical treatment, such as administering medications and vaccinations when necessary • Carry out foot trimming ensuring all cows feet are trimmed and healthy • Work alongside local vets when additional or extensive treatment is required to ensure herd health is always at a high standard • Maintain a high standard of records for herd health, computerized feeding function, animal stock details etc. • Oversee and delegate duties to assistant herdsperson. • Inspect, maintain, and repair equipment, machinery, buildings, pens, yards, and fences Herdsperson (Jul 2012 to Dec 2015) Hendrie Brothers • Daily milking of 350 Holstein Friesian herd • Maintaining herd health, including regular foot trimming • Performing artificial inseminations, helping with animal births and the rearing of young stock • Shift animals between grazing areas to ensure that they have sufficient access to food. • Maintain a high standard of records including herd health and cow records. Assistant Herdsperson (Apr 2011 to Jun 2012) Cuthbertson Farms • Assisting in the daily milking of Holstein Friesian herd • Feed and water livestock; and monitor food and water supplies. • Clean stalls, pens, and equipment. Assistant Herdsperson (Jan 2005 to Mar 2011) W Smith Ltd • Milking 300 Holstein Friesian herd • Maintaining herd health and welfare, including but not limited to foot trimming • Assisting farm manager with animal reproduction, including artificial inseminations, helping with animal births and young stock rearing. • Feed and water livestock; and monitor food and water supplies. • Assist farm manager to detect illness, injury, or disease to herd and young stock • Clean and bed up stalls and pens.
HobbiesSocialise and attend the gym when I have the time to do so.
AvailabilityStart: 19/06/2017, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobPermanent
Preferred regionAnywhere
Where would you like to work?Scotland
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