CV reference number: 65624
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Experienced shepherd aged 32 looking for lambing work. All dates available, good dogs, honest and hardworking, anywhere considered accommodation required. North Northumberland based

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsNCA, City and Guilds
Other qualifications

Anca sheep management - Credit B+E car and trailer licence. Atv, safe use of sheep dip and telehandler certificates. Gcse grades B-E

Equipment experienceTractor, Telehandler/fork lift, Fencing
Other equipment experience

Basic tractor driving including hay teddding, topping, grain and bale carting. Willing and eager to learn more tractor skills.

Livestock experienceBeef, Sheep, Lambing, Calving
Other livestock experience

Full time shepherd for 13 years. Responsible for all health care of my flock, foot care, dosing, vaccinations lambing and record keeping etc. Also heavily involved in the selection of tups to purchase.

Type of farming wantedMainly Livestock
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence, nolicence
Personal information
SexMale
Age32
NationalityBritish
First languageEnglish
Other languages
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Relevant health problems

I have epilepsy and I have had my driving license suspended.

Other Information

3 working dogs.

Marital status

Single

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

Born and raised on a sheep and beef farm, started working with sheep from an early age. Numerous lambing jobs and general sheep work. Anca sheep management course in Northumberland.  First full time job of 7years (April 2006 - May 2013) Alnwick. I was responsible for looking after 750 breeding ewes and replacements consisting of Blackface, Mule, Suffolk x, Texel x and pedigree blue head Leicesters lambing outdoors from April 1st. Assisting with herd of 50 sucklers and tractor work as required. Finishing all lambs at home selling liveweight and cattle sold as forward stores through Wooler mart. (June 2013-October 2019) Duns. Caring for 1400 llyen and pedigree texel ewes plus replacements lambing small flock of texel indoors from. 25th March and llyen ewes outdoors with assistance from 25th April. Assisting with herd of 200 sucklers and tractor work as required. All lambs finished on farm and sold deadweight through Farm stock calves sold as stores through Stirling and St Boswells marts. (November 2018 - May 2019) Aberdeenshire. Responsible for a 1200 ewe flock of blackface ewes run as a tick mop on a grouse moor and 1300 crossbreed ewes on better grazing. Blackface lambs sold as stores through Thainstone Mart and crossbreed lambs finished on farm and sold live weight through Thainstone and dead weight to scot beef. Blackface ewes all lambed outside and crossbred ewes lambed indoors in batches. Experience of 4 indoor lambing 2 consisting of approximately 400 half bred ewes and 2 consisting of approximately 1800 mule ewes prior to attending college. Numerous days helping my father with a flock of 500 Blackface ewes starting from an early age.

Hobbies

Avid motorsports fan attending the occasional rally and races. Watching F1 and motogp on the TV. Also a rugby and football fan. I own my own off road motor bike I occasionally ride. Attending agricultural shows.

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AvailabilityStart: 01/12/2019, Finish: 31/05/2020
Type of jobAny
Preferred regionAnywhere
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