CV reference number: 66064
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Competent stockman with over 25 years of experience with commercial and pedigree Sheep, Beef, Dairy Goats and Pigs and farm management having worked on both hill and lowland farms looking for work across England.

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsNDA, NVQ Level 1,2,3
Other qualifications

1993-1994 Hadlow College National Diploma in Agriculture / 1992-1993 Hadlow College GNVQ Agriculture Level 3 / 1991-1992 Brinsbury College GNVQ Agriculture Level 2 / 1986-1991 Wrotham School 8 GCSE’s A-Cs / 2013 Lantra – Rough terrain telescopic lift truck 2013 / Lantra – Agricultural tractor with trailed/mounted implements & PTOs / 2012 National Sheep Shearing Certificate / 2008 Welcome Host Plus / 2008 First Aid at Work / 2008 ECC – Manual Handling

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

General Tractor and Telehandler experience on various farms primarily for moving bales and forage, mucking out, grass cutting and hay turning and general grassland management such as topping and rolling. Quad Bike and RTV use for lambing and general farm tasks on hill and lowland farms

Livestock experienceBeef, Pig, Goat, Sheep, Lambing, Calving
Other livestock experience

Stockman - 25 years experience on various farms with varying livestock including: Sheep - several farms ranging from Lowland farms of 250 acres in Kent and Essex to Hill farms up to 3000 acres in Cumbria, Indoor and Outdoor Lambing alone and as part of a team. Full management control in some roles across Swales, Mules, Texel Mules and pedigree Suffolks, Clun Forest and Kerry Hill. / Beef - several farms of up to 150 head of cattle - Daily Husbandry - Cumbria and Essex / Pigs - Indoor and Outdoor systems of both commercial and rare breed pigs up to 500 head - Essex and Hertfordshire

Type of farming wantedMainly Livestock
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence
Personal information
SexMale
Age44
NationalityBritish
First languageEnglish
Other languages
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Relevant health problems
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Marital status
Where are you currently living?North Yorkshire
Do you have the right to work in the UK?Yes
Farming background

25 years experience consisting of: May 2019 – Current - Near Skipton – General Farm Worker & Stockman • Milking dairy goats in the farms rotary parlour • All aspects of dairy goat husbandry including feeding, bedding up, vaccinations, foot trimming, medical care and kidding • Daily care of the farms commercial and pedigree sheep flock • Transport of sheep and goats to market • Operation of machinery to move forage, mucking out / Jan 2013 - May 2019 Oaklands College – Working Farm Manager • Responsible for daily management of the farm including commercial and pedigree sheep and cattle, rare breed pigs and arable contracts covering 500 acres • Delivery of practical sessions to students in all aspects of animal husbandry and machinery operation • Keep accurate farm records and ensure high standards of health and safety and animal welfare to ensure compliance with the Farm Assurance scheme • Facilitate open events including Lambing Weekend and Summer Fayre which receive around 10000 visitors May / 2012 – Oct 2012 The Sheep Show, Norfolk – Educational Presenter & Stockman •Transport of the Sheep Show road unit to country shows & NFU schools events •Set up, operation and break down of the staging and sheep handling equipment •Presentation of an educational talk focusing on sheep followed by a shearing demonstration •Dog & Duck demonstrations •Responsibility for the welfare of the sheep and other livestock used in the shows / Apr 2012 – May 2012  Woodstock, Oxfordshire – Lamber •Outside lambing of 1200 Scotch Mules as part of a small team •Use of quad bikes and working dogs / Nov 2011- April 2012  Farm, Penrith – Shepherd •Daily management of a 400 head flock of Swaledale & Herdwick ewes and beef herd on private land and common grazing •Lambing, calving, routine vaccinations and medical treatment, tagging and record keeping •General farm work including operating machinery, fencing repairs and maintenance around the farmstead / June 2005 – Oct 2011 Essex County Council - Farm and Country Manager/Shepherd •Lead of the farm team consisting of 7 full time, 4 casual & 15 weekend staff •Budget control for the farm and responsibility for site wide health and safety •Overall responsibility for all of the farm livestock including sheep, dairy and beef cattle, pigs, llamas, alpacas, goats, horses and poultry •Facilitating 130000 visitors to the site each year whilst operating a commercial farm producing prime lambs for local butchers and produce for the onsite farm shop •Giving demonstrations to the public which included sheep shearing, lambing, milking, tractor and trailer rides and country park walks •Delivering practical learning session to students as part of a joint venture with Writtle College •Assisted in setting up a project with Essex County Council to graze higher level stewardship areas / Apr 96, 97, 98, 99, 00  Alston, Cumbria – Lamber •Outside Lambing of 1500 Swaledale ewes producing both Swaledale and Mule lambs •Use of quad bike and working dogs •Daily feeding and husbandry of suckler cattle / 1994 – 2005 – Shepherd •Daily running of farm enterprise on family farm including sheep, beef, poultry and pigs •Management of 350 head mule flock producing prime lambs for local butchers and live market •Grassland management and tractor work

Hobbies

I am passionate about farming and the countryside and all of my interests stem from there. I keep my own pedigree flocks of Clun Forest and Kerry Hill sheep and have had considerable success in the show ring. I also keep a small herd of pedigree British Toggenburg Goats which I have shown very successfully over the years. I also enjoy exploring the local countryside on foot with my four working border collies as well as going to livestock markets.

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AvailabilityStart: 08/11/2019, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobPermanent
Preferred regionAnywhere
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