CV reference number: 61376
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Current herdsman on a pedigree limousine farm. Ex Bishop Burton graduate in Agriculture, looking for Stockman role or similar. Experience with diary, beef, sheep, lambing, pigs, calving and poultry.  Enthusiastic and hardworking looking for an opportunity to further career. 

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsBtec
Other qualifications

GCSE: Maths - C English Literature - B English Language – C Music - B French - F Science - C Additional Science - C D&T: Resistant Materials – B General Studies – E Geography – D Media Studies – C BTEC LEVEL 2, First Award: Business - Merit BTEC Level 3, Extended Diploma: Agriculture – Triple Distinction

Equipment experienceTractor
Other equipment experience

Tractor licence obtained.

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

Dexter bullocks, which I grazed on local farmers land. I have trained a diary heifer in preparation for the annual Stockmanship competition. I won the overall competition and was appointed Bishop Burton Stockman of the year. When returning home from Bishop Burton college, I began assisting Well Heads Farm with the milking of 220 cows in a 16/16 herringbone parlour. I also milk 120 cows at Tewitt Hall Farm through a 10/20 herringbone parlour. Alongside the two milking jobs, my own operation has increased to 30 suckler cows which some of them I have calved for the last 2 years and others have been new additions. Over the last few years I have also reared continental and native breed store cattle, buying them in at around 250 kg and keeping until around 450-500kg, selling them to regular customers and through the auctions. Alongside this, I lamb my flock of Mule based ewes, tupped to the Texel and Beltex. I have fed store lambs on throughout the winter, reared calves, fattened pigs, fed cull cows together with other various farming enterprise.

Type of farming wantedMainly Livestock
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence, tractor
Personal information
SexMale
Age19
NationalityBritish
First languageEnglish
Other languages
Pen picture

I am approximately 5ft 7in, 10 stone in weight, with light brown hair. I am generally healthy with no regular visits to the GP and not taking any medication.

Relevant health problems

None

Other Information

I trained a diary heifer in preparation for the annual Stockmanship competition at Bishop Burton College. I enjoyed this task, although not without its challenges, all my hard work paid off as I won the overall Stockman competition and was appointed Bishop Burton Stockman of the year. I have also judged at the annual auction in December for Fur & Feathers based at Skipton, along with other judging events as asked by the Young Farmers organisation.

Marital status

I have parents and grandparents, no children of my own

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

Since a young age I have always had a passionate interest in farming. At approximately age 8 I purchased my first hens and enjoyed learning about them and the different breeds, looking after them and collecting the eggs. I even hatched my own to add to my laying flock. A little later, I purchased other poultry such as ducks, quail and even trying my hand at racing pigeons. At this stage, I was supplying the local pet shop with eggs and chicks for them to sell and my business grew. I continued to keep poultry and trying my hand at dealing, securing a few customers which I supplied poultry to on a regular basis. Some of the poultry I reared myself and others I bought from auctions. My own farming business expanded and at age 14 I bought some Dexter bullocks, which I grazed on local farmers land. When I was very much younger I would spend time helping out on farms which helped me start my own farming business and I also managed to obtain a Blue Peter badge for my efforts. As a teenager my family and friends acknowledged my interest in farming and livestock, they would take me to various farming auctions (usually Selby, Skipton & Clitheroe) to firstly buy my poultry then this progressed as I started keeping other livestock. I still attend the auctions regularly and have built up some good relationships and friendships through the years. The auctions have also helped me to secure some good customers, who regularly buy livestock from me as they cannot attend the sales themselves. After my GCSE’s I managed to gain a place at Bishop Burton College, studying Agriculture. During my first year, I chose a diary heifer to train in preparation for the annual Stockmanship competition. I enjoyed this task, although not without its challenges, all my hard work paid off as I won the overall competition and was appointed Bishop Burton Stockman of the year. When returning home from Bishop Burton college, I began assisting Well Heads Farm with the milking of 220 cows in a 16/16 herringbone parlour. Realising I needed an increased income to support my fast-growing farming business, a few months later I started to milk 120 cows at Tewitt Hall Farm through a 10/20 herringbone parlour. Alongside the two milking jobs, my own operation has increased to 30 suckler cows which some of them I have calved for the last 2 years and others have been new additions. Over the last few years I have also reared continental and native breed store cattle, buying them in at around 250 kg and keeping until around 450-500kg, selling them to regular customers and through the auctions. Alongside this, I lamb my flock of Mule based ewes, tupped to the Texel and Beltex. I have fed store lambs on throughout the winter, reared calves, fattened pigs, fed cull cows together with other various farming enterprises, to make my business profitable. Unfortunately, as I am not a land owner, my business was all based on rented land and buildings. In order to make my business really exceed, I would have needed the stability of my own holding, which was not financially viable. So I moved onto be herdsman at a local pedigree limousin farm where I have managed the herd on a day to day basis as well as showing the cattle at many shows and been rather successful.Also whilst at mountain storm limousin I have started up a pedigree flock of Oxford down sheep to further the mountain storm enterprises,however I feel I have outgrown the small herd and looking for something more challenging.

Hobbies

Attend farming meetings and socialise with friends

Preferences
AvailabilityStart: 08/01/2019, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobPermanent
Preferred regionYorkshire
Where would you like to work?West Yorkshire
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