CV reference number: 68724
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Hardworking SA Farmer with previous UK experience open to options

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsNot listed
Other qualifications

School of hard knocks , short courses in dairy farm management, agronomy, crops and irrigated pasture grasses, data base programs , irrigation scheduling using probes and moisture meters, GPS systems

Equipment experienceTractor, Baler, Tracked machine, Telehandler/fork lift, Other harvesters, Fencing
Other equipment experience

Big pack baling,triple bed forming,single bed forming, power harrow, sumo subsoiler,mowers, tedders, gyro rakes,forage harvester, silage carting , muck and slurry spreading,variable rate spreaders, JD 4730 sprayer, dozers,TLB,grader and excavator. various maize planters and vaderstad rapid planter.

Livestock experienceDairy, Beef, Pig, Lambing, Calving
Other livestock experience

AI, breeding and synchronization programs, Herd health, hoof trimming,vaccinations and general medication administration treatment of sick animals,drenching sick cows, calf and heifer rearing ,milking, hygiene,quarter sampling and udder palpation and mastitis detection and treatment.fodder flows and management of crops associated with managing a dairy farm. data base programs for herd management (AFIKIM) pasture measuring and allocation(FOURTH-QUADRANT)dry cow management and transition periods. fresh cow management.

Type of farming wantedMainly Arable
Driving Licenseinternational
Personal information
SexMale
Age48
NationalitySouth African
First languageEnglish
Other languages
Pen picture

183 110 KG

Relevant health problems

NONE

Other Information

kEEN TO GET STUCK IN AND DO SOME FARMING

Marital status

My wife Hayley our daughter Tyler 7 and son Cooper 5

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

I have held various management positions over my career and enjoy looking for a challenge. I grew up on a mixed dairy, pig, and house stud farm with a large forestry section growing pine to supply the farm sawmill. I worked on the family farm until 1998 when I left to learn new farming practices in the UK where I worked on farms growing lettuce and herbs , I believe my ability to work with and manage people helped me into positions of responsibility where i was responsible for all lettuce plantings that included land prep and bed forming and tasking. communicating with the agronomist on a weekly basis regarding spraying and irrigation requirements. scheduling irrigation with low pressure boom and reel irrigators .managing a team of 16 people. I have managed dairy farms milking 500 to 2000 cows in milk including all related crops. I took on a position of farm operations manager in Zambia working for a large venture capitalist company where we developed 3500 ha of virgin bush to arable land under center pivot irrigation growing maize, soya and winter wheat. I established the beginnings of a beef enterprise with 2000 breeding cows and the construction of a feedlot that would eventually handle 5000 head at any given time , to supply the companies butcheries. Currently I own and manage a timber harvesting operation supplying local sawmills with around 2000 cubes of structural timber per month.

Hobbies

Woodworking , travel , reading , cuisine ,

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AvailabilityStart: 31/03/2019, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobPermanent
Preferred regionAnywhere
Where would you like to work?Not fazed as long as the work environment is good
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