CV reference number: 66510
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39 year old with 20 years of shearing, lambing, shepherding and fencing experience.

When we left the farm I decided to get my HGV licence and do something different. I have my own lorry business and haul livestock around the uk, mainly lambs to Dunbia, Wales.  I feel that it’s time for a change again as I spend too much time away from my family and I would love to get back into farming as my son and daughter are interested and I would love to be able to give them that way of life again.

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsNVQ Level 1
Other qualifications

NVQ in welding NVQ in Livestock Transportation

Equipment experienceTractor, Baler, HGV 1 to 3, Tracked machine, HGV1, HGV 2 and 3, Telehandler/fork lift, Fencing, Ploughing
Other equipment experience

General tractor work and digger work

Livestock experienceBeef, Sheep, Lambing, Calving
Other livestock experience

In 2009 I had an opportunity to rent a farm in Dumfries area.  It had 1300 sheep and 30 cows.  It was an opporuntiy of a lifetime but we struggled with the huge financial burden.  During this time I still had my contract shearing business.

Type of farming wantedMainly Livestock
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence, hgv, hgv1, tractor
Personal information
NationalityNorthern Irish
First languageEnglish
Other languages
Pen picture
Relevant health problems


Other Information
Marital status

Wife and 2 children

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

Originally from N Ireland, I always wanted to be in Scotland int he farming industry  My wife and I moved to Scotland in 2002 to be a shepherd, to manage a flock of 1200 sheep.  In 2004 we moved again where I was part of a team looking after 3000 sheep and 120 cows.  We moved to Angue a year later for more opportunities.  I looked after 1200 sheep and it was here where I set up my own shearing and fencing business.


Family time

AvailabilityStart: 23/11/2018, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobAny
Preferred regionAnywhere
Where would you like to work?Anywhere
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