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Enthusiastic 23 year old Aussie with livestock and viticultural experience seeking farm work in the UK

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsNot listed
Other qualifications

-Australian High School Certificate -ChemCert -2 years into Agricultural Science degree at the University of Adelaide -Full Australian drivers license -International drivers license

Equipment experienceTractor, Other harvesters, Fencing
Other equipment experience

For the past 15 months I've been for Treasury Wine Estates as a viticultural technician/operator, mainly in the Wrattonbully Wine Region of South Australia. During this time I've spent over 1000 hours driving John Deere 5000 series tractors in which I've done slashing, mechanical pruning, bin chasing, wire winding, used the forks, used the bucket, driven on busy roads at night and the most impressive (at least to me anyway) is reversing a tractor and bin trailer 20 meters out of a row without damaging equipment or vines.

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

My family has owned a small 120 acre farm in South Australia for the past 17 years on which we raised approximately 100 crossbred fat lambs and ewes for 10 years and approx. 45 beef cows and bulls for the past 7 years. We've fattened up and bred a variety of cattle, from Angus, Shorthorns, Murray Greys, Braunveigh and recently Texas Longhorns (very yeehaw) as my Dad's midlife hobby (crisis). During this time I was my Dad's only "worker" and helped him with lamb marking, drenching, vaccinating, preg-testing, with artificial insemination, assisting births, moving stock, yard work, taking stock to market, filling out PIC and DEC forms, raising poddy lambs and calves, feeding out and checking stock twice a day. I was also lucky to have been brought up with other animals such as horses, cats, goats, my little brother, chickens, peacocks, pigs, ducks and of course my beautiful dogs. During high school I was heavily involved with our agricultural department, spending lunchtimes training and preparing cattle for shows and taking care of stock and vegetable plots during school holidays. I was lucky enough to have competed with my school at the Royal Adelaide Show as well as many local shows. I competed in cattle handling classes and beef cattle, sheep and fleece judging competitions. I think my charming smile and outer confidence bluffed the judges because I was lucky enough to win a few state awards in cattle handling and local awards with cattle judging. I am so honoured to have have this chance as I've met so many lifelong friends. After graduating high school I worked at a rural veterinary clinic for 18 months. Here I learnt to administer medication to a wide variety of animals and I got to go on many farm calls to take bloods of merino rams, do worm counts and help with some pretty gnarly births. Needless to say I developed a pretty strong stomach (which is easy to do when your lunch is in the fridge next to faecal samples). I then went on to the University of Adelaide to study a Bachelor of Agricultural Science. I spent 2 years learning theory and gaining hands on experience with stock I hadn't had a great deal of time with before. I've been given the opportunity to handle poultry on a working broiler farm, take bloods for trials at piggeries and have a crack at shearing sheep- something I currently suck at but would love to improve on.

Type of farming wantedMainly Livestock
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence, international
Personal information
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SexFemale
Age23
NationalityAustralia
First languageEnglish
Other languagesNil
Pen picture
Relevant health problems

Sometimes require glasses for driving

Other Information

-Love learning new things and will give anything a crack once (or twice) -Hoping to learn new skills -Once scratched an 18 month old rhino's calf and it twitched its leg like a puppy (work experience, Monarto Zoo 2012)

Marital status

No

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

My family has owned a small 120 acre farm in South Australia for the past 17 years on which we raised approximately 100 crossbred fat lambs and ewes for 10 years and approx. 45 beef cows and bulls for the past 7 years. We've fattened up and bred a variety of cattle, from Angus, Shorthorns, Murray Greys, Braunveigh and recently Texas Longhorns (very yeehaw) as my Dad's midlife hobby (crisis). During this time I was my Dad's only "worker" and helped him with lamb marking, drenching, vaccinating, preg-testing, with artificial insemination, assisting births, moving stock, yard work, taking stock to market, filling out PIC and DEC forms, raising poddy lambs and calves, feeding out and checking stock twice a day. I was also lucky to have been brought up with other animals such as horses, cats, goats, my little brother, chickens, peacocks, pigs, ducks and of course my beautiful dogs. As Dad's only assistant it was also my job to help fix and build fences. I've had some experience with this but mainly I was there to pester my Dad so would love to learn more! I was also given the task of digging trenches to connect water to troughs in different paddocks and then installing said troughs. During high school I was heavily involved with our agricultural department, spending lunchtimes training and preparing cattle for shows and taking care of stock and vegetable plots during school holidays. I was lucky enough to have competed with my school at the Royal Adelaide Show as well as many local shows. I competed in cattle handling classes and beef cattle, sheep and fleece judging competitions. I think my charming smile and outer confidence bluffed the judges because I was lucky enough to win a few state awards in cattle handling and local awards with cattle judging. I am so honoured to have have this chance as I've met so many lifelong friends. After graduating high school I worked at a rural veterinary clinic for 18 months. Here I learnt to administer medication to a wide variety of animals and I got to go on many farm calls to take bloods of merino rams, do worm counts and help with some pretty gnarly births. Needless to say I developed a pretty strong stomach (which is easy to do when your lunch is in the fridge next to faecal samples). I then went on to the University of Adelaide to study a Bachelor of Agricultural Science. I spent 2 years learning theory and gaining hands on experience with stock I hadn't had a great deal of time with before. I've been given the opportunity to handle poultry on a working broiler farm, take bloods for trials at piggeries and have a crack at shearing sheep- something I currently suck at but would love to improve on. I also assisted in Canola trials and learnt the anatomy of plants. I think my passion for farming both at university and home has caused me to have a slightly annoying habit of feeling the need to touch soil at any new place I visit. I'm ashamed to say one of the first things I did when I arrived in England was to test the soil on the side of the road to see its soil type (it was very silty fyi). Due to family reasons I returned to our farm at the end of 2017 to begin working for Treasury Wine Estates as a viticultural technician/ operator mainly in the Wrattonbully Wine Region of South Australia. During this time I've spent over 1000 hours driving John Deere 5000 series tractors in which I've done slashing, mechanical pruning, bin chasing, wire winding, used the forks, used the bucket, driven on busy roads at night and the most impressive (at least to me anyway) is reversing a tractor and bin trailer 20 meters out of a row without damaging equipment or vines. I also spent a large majority of my time fixing irrigation, canopy wires and replacing posts. When I wasn't doing that I was taking maturity samples, crop estimates and monitoring and recording pests and diseases.

Hobbies

Love catching up with friends, travelling and having a laugh

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AvailabilityStart: 01/07/2019, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobAny
Preferred regionAnywhere
Where would you like to work?I would love to work in a fun, safe environment where I can deepen my agricultural knowledge
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