CV reference number: 52487
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Working livestock farm manager looking for progressive role in Scotland 

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsCity and Guilds
Other qualifications

AI, Foot trimming, Quad, Telehandler

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

Most tractor work undertaken with skill and effieciency

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

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS Artificial insemination Record keeping both paper and computer Foot trimming basic and advanced Heat detection Telescopic handler Calving cows Transition cow management Calf rearing Calving cow management Milk fever treatment Grassland management Grass staggers treatment Parlour maintenance Dehorning calves Mastitis Control Cattle passports Mechanised feeding Milking Drying off cows Suckler cow management Bull handling Basic sheep skills Livestock showing both for sale and recreation Fencing Grassland and Arable machinery operations Understanding of farm assurance schemes Quad bike Computer Skills – Interherd, Alpro, Dairymaster management system,Uniform Agri Personal Interests –Dairying for profit discussion group, Young farmers, Beef Shorthorn breed society, RABDF , Young farmers stock judging committee,livestock showing. I am a previous West Sussex grassland society chairman aswell as the Southern Beef Shorthorn club Chairman EMPLOYMENTOctober 17-present running 1100 acre upland farm with large commercial suckler herd and pedigree nucleus herd aswell as draft ewe flocks and Hogg wintering April 2016-2017 Relief milker/Stockmanager Providing relief cover for the estates two autumn calved dairy herds aswell as overseeing the Youngstock and beef enterprises on the estate. Employed for my proven track record of block calved profitable milk production. Also undertake tractor work when the livestock enterprises allow.lJuly 2015- April 2016 2IC of 540 cow spring calved herd with a strong emphasis on tight block calving a sustainable milk production from forage. June 2011- July 2015 Herdmanager/Sharefarmer Day to day running of 224 crossbred cows on a tight autumn calving block, where I undertook all AI and foot trimming single-handedly. This unit is run as a satellite farm with little or no input from the estate owners. I have consistently made a profit of over £500 per cow before the SFP is added to the farm accounts. October 20 2008-June 2011 Herdsman/Working Herd manager Day to day running of 300 jersey cows ,6400l undertaking all activities involved with the dairy and integration with the rest of the farm team February 2008- October 2008 Herd Manager 750 cows-Flying herd with an emphasis on milk form grass and self feed silage, day to day management of the unit also undertaking the relief milking of the smaller estate dairy of 200 cows. Unit ceased milk production in October 2008 December 2006-January 2008 Herdsman 450 high yielding Holsteins Undertaking milking, feeding, bedding of milking herd and young stock duties, also undertaking the third milking on a regular basis July 2005-January 2008 Part-time herdsman/gfw 120 Jersey cows Undertaking day to day work involved with the dairy milking 3-4 days a week

Type of farming wantedMainly Livestock
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence
Personal information
First languageEnglish
Other languages
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6,0ft 14 1/2 stone

Relevant health problems
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EDUCATION Admiral Lord Nelson School, Portsmouth GCSE qualifications in · Art · Business studies · English · Science · Food technology · History · Maths · I T PERSONAL INFORMATION Seperated 4 Daughters.  Full driver’s license.  Available with 60 days notice. Hampshire Young farmers dairy stock judging champion for 2008 & 2009 Strong desire to succeed Strong passion for dairy&beef cattle Good team player Well organsied Well motivated

Marital status


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

Working farm manager, previously dairy share farming for 5 years. Own pedigree beef and sheep enterprises .


Showing livestock, visiting friends, walking and socialising. Local breed society chairman and member of several agricultural society committees

AvailabilityStart: 23/12/2019, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobAny
Preferred regionScotland
Where would you like to work?Scotland
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