CV reference number: 63544
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Experienced Shepherd, currently head stockman with good team of dogs and experience with cows looking for permanent work.

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsNDA
Other qualifications

National Diploma in Agriculture (Merit) GCSEs: 11 GCSEs, 8 of which between A - C

Equipment experienceTractor, Combine, Baler, PA1, Telehandler/fork lift, Fencing
Other equipment experience

Quadbike, tractor, trailer, plough, drill, rolls, flatlift, shearing

Livestock experienceBeef, Sheep, Lambing
Other livestock experience

Experienced Head stockman, 1000 ewes hill and lowland farming, 60 cows, 30 pigs. Shepherd, 5000+ ewes, wintered on fodder rape and beet tops. See background for more detail.

Type of farming wantedMainly Livestock
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence, tractor
Personal information
First languageEnglish
Other languages
Pen picture
Relevant health problems


Other Information
Marital status

I have a partner who has some experience with livestock and horses. Experienced lamber and a working dog, happy to help regularly or not.

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

currently responsible for all livestock and day to day management of a mixed, new farm on the remote Shetland Island of Fetlar. This includes a commercial flock of about 600 ewes, a small pedigree flock of Suffolks, a flock of about 300 Shetlands farmed on a hill share and a smaller flock of Blackfaces. I’m also responsible for about 30 pigs and 60 cows which include shorthorns, galloways and highlands as well as some crossbreds. As the farm is in it’s early years this has given me the opportunity to improve not only the livestock but also the infrastructure of the farm such as building work (concreting, roofing, shed design, handling system design) and grassland improvements. As head stockman I have had the opportunity to develop flock and herd health plans. I have been responsible for all the usual stock care and land rotation for grazing and silage as well as management of all breeding regimes, calving, farrowing and lambing and the small team of helpers.


Work with my dogs, build, fishing, walking, car maintaince.

AvailabilityStart: 01/06/2019, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobPermanent
Preferred regionScotland
Where would you like to work?Scotland
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