CV reference number: 61786
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A highly motivated herdsman, constantly looking to further my skills and knowledge and seeking to challenge myself on a daily basis. I was brought up on a 100 cow dairy farm and since leaving school I have worked there as well as on a variety of other farms. I have spent the last few years pursuing my interest in block calving and grass based systems and have gained an expansive understanding and knowledge of maximising the potential of grass. I am now looking for a fresh challenge, to build on my current experience and put into practice all that I learnt on my Dairy Academy Course.

 

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsNot listed
Other qualifications

7 GCSE grade D and above Dairy Management Academy 2015 The DMA is a joint venture programme with LKL services, Promar and Genus. It is a 2 year course including a study tour to Denmark and delivers all the skills needed to run a large dairy enterprise including herd health, nutrition, people management and farm financials. Other qualifications NPTC Level 2 Certificate of Competence in Chainsaw and Related Operations 2008 NPTC Level 2 Certificate of Competence in the Safe Use of Pesticides (PA1, PA2) 2008 EDI Level 2 Certificate in Customer Service 2010 Certificate of Completion of Course of Training in The Veterinary Surgery (Artificial Insemination) 2010 Rough Terrain Telescopic Lift Truck (under 9 mtrs) Safety Training 2011 Vale Veterinary Centre Herdsman Course 2012 Artificial insemination course 2011.

Equipment experienceTractor, Telehandler/fork lift
Other equipment experience

i have had experience with most aspects of tractor work I.E, TMR feeding, field work, scraping, bedding machine (front mounted and trail).

Livestock experienceDairy
Other livestock experience

12 years of full time employment in dairy i can A.I., foot trim, calving, grass management, SCC and BactoScan control, Fertility management, Record keeping, Herd health, Staff management, Mobility and body condition scoring

Type of farming wantedMainly Livestock
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence, tractor
Personal information
SexMale
Age28
Nationalitywhite british
First languageenglish
Other languages
Pen picture
Relevant health problems
Other Information
Marital status

I am married with one child

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

December 2016 – June 2018 – Herdsperson, R Gordon Working for LKL services as a herdsman for R Gordon in Collingbourne Ducis, Wiltshire. The unit is an organic split block system supporting 200 autumn and 150 spring calving cows. This role has given me an understanding of the organic system. My main duties include • Milking • Foot trimming • A.I. • Grass management • SCC and BactoScan control • TMR feeding • Herd health • Calving • Record keeping November 2015 – December 2016 – Herdsperson, M Rundle Working for LKL services as a herdsman for M Rundle near Okehampton, Devon. The unit supported 130 all year round calving cows. This role gave me control of the management of the herd and allowed me to gain experience with the day to day running of the herd My main duties included: • Milking • Foot trimming • A.I. • Grass management • Fertility management • SCC and BactoScan control • Calving • Record keeping • Staff management • Mobility scoring • Condition scoring • Calf rearing • Herd health • Tractor driving June 2014 – November 2015 – Herdsperson, G Edwards Working for LKL Services as a herdsman for G Edwards in Beaminster, Dorset. The unit supports 200 spring calving cows and 50 autumn calving cows. This role has given me a better understanding of the grass based New Zealand system, milk from forage and a more ‘cost of production’ focus that can be transferred across all production systems. My main duties included: • Milking • Foot trimming • Grass management • Fertility management • SCC and BactoScan control • Calving • Record keeping • Staff management

Hobbies

Hobbies and interests I try to keep active outside of work. My wife and I have two dogs and with the birth of our son Arthur at the beginning of the year this has taken up a lot of my spare time.

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AvailabilityStart: 18/06/2019, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobPermanent
Preferred regionSouth West
Where would you like to work?devon
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