Have you got Farming Skills?
To understand YOUR skills, you need to tell YOUR story a step by step outline of what YOU do.
As an EXAMPLE here is Jack’s story:
- What is your farm story Jack? My family owns a dairy farm and I help out.
- What do you do? I milk in the mornings and sometimes in the evening.
- What do you do? I go down the paddock and get the cows on the four-wheeler. We have a dog who helps. I bring them to the dairy and push them up.
- What happens next? Dad has set up the dairy, so we start milking, we feed in the bale, so it’s my job to make sure there is enough grain.
- What next? We milk all the cows, and wash down the shed and clean all the cups with really hot water.
- What next? The tanker comes at the end of milking, so I have to clean out the vat.
- What next? It depends on the season, but sometimes we have to feed calves, and other times we have to help with AI or herd testing. Sometimes I will do a bit of the irrigation for Dad too, depending on how close it is to the house.
- What would your Dad say about you? He would probably say that I am pretty reliable and good with the cows.
This is what Jack could write in his resume.
Written examples of Farm Work
- Able to work independently to milk cows and feed calves.
- Responsible for shifting electric fences, assisting with AI and bringing up cows for milking.
- Punctual to work to begin milking at 3.30pm. Able to read and follow instructions left in the dairy.
- Thorough and meticulous when cleaning the dairy at the end of each milking.
- Able to identify cows whose milk should not go into the VAT.
- Able to work in teams when fencing and hay carting.
- Able to relay messages between owner and contractors who visit the farm.
A Farm Worker may be experienced in:
- Working with Diary Cows / Beef Cattle / Chickens / Horses / Pigs / Goats / ?
- Tractor Work
- Herd Testing
- Herding Cattle
- Cropping / Slashing
- Hay Carting
- Shearing / Crutching
What else can you think of?