CV reference number: 69159
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Freelance Shepherd, Harper Adams BSc (Hons) Animal Science graduate 2019,looking for general farm work with sheep and beef, interest in breeding and production. Bedfordshire based but happy to relocate.

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsNot listed
Other qualifications

BSc (Hons) Animal Science from Harper Adams University LANTRA approved DIY AI certificate Category 3 LANTRA approved Herdsman Foot Trimming certificate B&E Trailer license

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

Telehandler and Tractor experience for mucking out, bedding, feeding, general jobs Tractor to ted and rake hay Bob cat Quad bike Trailer license

Livestock experienceDairy, Beef, Goat, Sheep, Lambing, Calving
Other livestock experience

Beef, sheep, Dairy, Lambings, Showing pedigree livestock, own flock of sheep, breeding lambs to sell lamb boxes to customers 1 year on a farm with 250 Holsteins, rearing all youngstock, 50 sucklers and 800 sheep. 4 years on a 120 head suckler herd, calving, tagging, castrating, general health care, herd register, selecting stock for breeding and slaughter Worked with 5 different sheep flocks, lambing up to 1000 ewes, performance recording, AI and embryo transfer Helped milking, calving and rearing calves on multiple farms Jobs carried out include feeding, bedding, calving and lambing, tagging, castrating, general health care tasks, performance recording, mucking out, fencing, selecting stock for weaning, breding, sale or slaughter

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


Other Information

Keen interest in genetics and breeding of livestock. Enthusiastic, hard working and passionate about farming. Willing to learn new skills

Marital status


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

Family farm in Ireland sucklers, sheep and horses own flock of 30 ewes at home, breeding lambs to sell as lamb boxes to customers 2011-2017 lambing on 3 different farms in Bedfordshire and 1 in Abergavenny, Wales. Lambing up to 1000 ewes, variety of breeds, some pedigree flocks and performance recorded 2013-2016 milking on 2 different farms 1 in Abergavenney and 1 in Omagh, Northern Ireland milking upto 150 cows and rearing calves Spring 2019 Lambing 1000 performance recorded pedigree LLeyns at the Harper Adams Univeristy Farm, Telford 2016-present helpiing to run a herd of 120 Suckler cows during holidays and weekends Summer 2018 Casual labour at Hartpury College Dairy farm, Gloucester 2017-2018 Placement student on a dairy, beef and sheep farm in Wrexham. Farm Shop and Butchers Jul2019- Present, serving customers in the shop and at farmers markets, preparing and serving different types of meat and food. Jul2019-Present, Freelance groom looking after 8 horses bringing in, feeding, grooming and mucking out along with general care and maintenance


Show livestock and dogs. Meet up and socialise with friends and family. Running and play tennis

AvailabilityStart: 26/12/2019, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobAny
Preferred regionAnywhere
Where would you like to work?Anywhere
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