CV reference number: 69752
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Dedicated and Passionate Shepherd/Stockperson  looking to progress into the future of livestock farming. I am originally from Exmoor where I grew up helping my father with cattle and sheep, which is when my passion was born.  I am looking to locate back to the South West Area.  I have a wealth of experience with Sheep and Cattle and would like to continue to develop within a progressive Farm.  I believe that soil and grassland management key to success in the future of farming. I treat everything as it were my own and only the best results satisfy me.

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsNVQ Level 1,2, City and Guilds
Other qualifications

NVQ Level 2 General Agriculture (obtaining highest possible pass for course work) Animal Transport Licence 2014 Quad Bike Trained 2016 First Aid at Work 2018 NPTC Chainsaw Certificate, CS 10,11,12,13,and 16 refreshed 2018 Forklift, Loadall Certificate refreshed 2019

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

Quad Mobile Handling System (Sheep and Cattle) Rappa Electric Fencing Machines TMR Feed Wagons Fencing

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

35 Years overall experience Sheep: Overall Flock and Herd Management and Welfare from Shearing, Dipping, Drenching, Bolusing, Lambing, Analysing costs of whole flock and store lambs, Stocking rates, Grass management and Electric fencing, Grass management and organising Forage Crops as part of the Arable Rotations, Ordering all medicines and feed, Organising contractors for shearing and lambing students, Keeping flock records and dealing with movement licences and holdings, communicating with abattoir and buyers to ensure we are producing what they require, Fattening and grading all lambs, Preparing Ewes and Lambs for sale at market and local shows, Purchasing of Rams and replacement ewes. Cattle: General Welfare and Management including Tagging, Calving, Dehorning, Grassland management

Type of farming wantedMainly Livestock
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence, tractor
Personal information
SexMale
Age47
NationalityBritish
First languageEnglish
Other languagesn/a
Pen picture

5 ft 9 ,slim build , active and fit.

Relevant health problems

N/A

Other Information

Been very successful at Local Shows and Flock Competitions. Judged at Livestock Shows.

Marital status

Partner and 4 Working Collies (I consider them as part of my family)

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

June 2012 - Current Head Shepherd and GFW • Day to day Management of 800 Lleyn ewe flock plus 200 ewe lambs • Responsible for all medicines, feed, movement records and cross compliance • Fattening and grading all lambs • Purchasing of Livestock • Preparing Ewes and Lambs for sale at market and local shows • Benchmarking with AHBD on the progressive sheep group • Organising contractors for shearing and lambing • Showing at local and national level • Grass management which includes Electric fencing Forage Crops as part of the Arable Rotations for Sheep and Cattle • Tractor and Loader work during siledge and hay making and harvest • Maintaining and erecting new fences and gates on the estate when time allows • Assisting with suckler herd and fat cattle when required • Work my own established Sheepdogs on a daily basis and are trained to a high standard by myself June 2010-June 2012 Head Shepherd  • Day to day management of the 1350 ewe flock and the Store Lamb Enterprise: consisting of fattening 10000 plus lambs on turnips and grass annually • Analysing costs of whole flock and store lambs • Doing all stock tasks, stocking rates • Grass Management and Electric Fencing • Ordering all medicines and feed • Organising staff and contractors • Keeping flock records and dealing with movement licences and holdings • Also overseeing the summer calving of the suckler cow herd. • Tagging calves, dehorning and all related stock tasks . 2000-2010 Self employed contract shepherding on Exmoor and Wiltshire. • Lambing, shearing, dipping worming and other stock tasks. • Contract fencing, hedge laying and forestry work in winter months, working for the same farms and estates on a seasonal basis. • Owned my own small flock of sheep selling lambs to local Hotels 1999-2000 Employed by Exmoor National Park authority. • Maintaining rights of way, forestry and estate boundaries. • Tree felling, small to large • Erecting all types of stock fencing 1992-99 Self employed contract Shepherd on Exmoor and Wiltshire. • Lambing large flocks for the Guinness Family and F J Hayes and Sons for eight seasons. • During 1997 Shepherding on Fonthill Estate Wiltshire looking after 1,000 shearlings preparing for The Wilton Sheep Fair. • During winter months Fencing, Forestry and Hedge Laying. 1989-92 Working under my father looking after 150 suckler cows on Exmoor. • Doing all stock tasks making all winter forage and grass land management. • Tractor driving and machine maintenance. • Laying Hedges and fencing.

Hobbies

General interests include Rugby, horse racing, music and reading I enjoy Woodland crafts using traditional hand tools I get huge satisfaction training sheepdogs for myself and developing my partnership with them, and competing at local Sheepdog Trials when time allows

Preferences
AvailabilityStart: 24/01/2020, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobPermanent
Preferred regionSouth West
Where would you like to work?South West Area
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