CV reference number: 59507
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Irish Shepard looking for 3 to 4 wks work in UK.  Experience lambing in and out. Experience with hill gathering and shepherding lambs and mothers from main flock to open hill. Have fully trained top quality dog that I would hope to use. Brought up on a hill farm. Can also lamb lowland systems to if required. Competent on quad and tractor. 

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsNot listed
Other qualifications

Certificate in Farm Management in Sheep, Beef, Dairy and Grassland Management from Farm Apprentiship Board Training 1999.

Equipment experienceTractor
Other equipment experience

Can operate quad, tractor (trailer, slurry spreading, muck spreading, fertiliser spreading). Jeep and livestock trailer.

Livestock experienceCalving, Lambing, Sheep, Beef, Dairy
Other livestock experience

I run a small flock of my own (80 ewes) and shepard a 300 ewe flock with total responsability for all decesion making e.g purchase of Rams, culling policy, lambing system, overall health and welfare of flock. I also Shepard a 100 ewe flock for dairy farmer working with him on major decisions so I can work on my own unitive or in partnership with some one else. The 300 Cheviots are being sold out before lambing this year leaving me with an opportunity to contract lamb.

Type of farming wantedOther
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence, tractor
Personal information
SexMale
Age40
NationalityIrish
First languageEnglish
Other languagesN/A
Pen picture

6 ft tall. 100 kg.

Relevant health problems

No

Other Information

Sheep Husbandry Student of the Year 1995. Ballyhaise Agricultural College

Marital status

Married with two children.

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

Completed Farm Apprentichop in 1999. Retained by a Pedgree Charolais farm for a further year as a full time employment. Left employment and moved back to Wicklow as I was getting married and setting up a home there. I operated heavy plant machinery in Construction sites in Dublin. I also done some relief milking for a dairy farmer during this period. My background is in sheep. Brought up on a hill sheep farm in S.W Donegal and I returned to sheep again in 2008 by buying 50 ewes. Also started assisting sheep farmers on the locality and then got two jobs. One with 300 Cheviots and one with 100 cross breds plus my own 80 ewes.

Hobbies

Sheepdog trialing. Rugby.

Preferences
AvailabilityStart: 01/04/2018, Finish: 22/04/2018
Type of jobTemporary
Preferred regionScotland
Where would you like to work?Uk
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