My name is Ellen Birtles, I am a 21 year old woman. I am a hardworking agricultural worker with 3+ years of experience. I'm currently training two young sheep dogs and am keen to continue honing this skill, working towards being able to run a large team of dogs. I am reliable, observant, self-motivated and willing to work. Being very passionate about the industry, I am always keen to learn and develop new skills. I aim to have an extensive, rewarding career in the agricultural workforce.
Skills & Abilities:
Low stress stock handling
Mustering (horseback, quad bike, side by side)
Yard work (sheep, cattle, horses)
Quad bike operation
PYRAMUL PASTORAL, PYRAMUL
01 February 2018 - 22 March 2019, Farmhand on 11,500ha Merino station.
Roles: Fencing, feeding, plowing, drenching, mustering, drafting, yard work,lamb marking, weaning, yard construction/maintenance, roustabouting, checking water/feed, loading/unloading stock trucks, general duties, etc.
WESTMUNDA STATION, NORTH BOURKE
Seasonal/ Farm Hand on 10,000ha Merino property.
Roles: Fencing, mustering, drafting, yard work, roustabouting, checking water/feed, loading/unloading stock trucks, general duties, etc.
08 November – 20 December 2017, Seasonal (harvest)/ Farm Hand on 600ha property. Roles: Front end loader operation, flood irrigation, chaser bin operation, grain handling, fencing, mustering, drafting, yard work, roustabouting, checking water/feed, loading/unloading stock trucks, general duties, etc.
ETIWANDA STATION, COBAR 25 September– 20 October 2017, Work Experience / Farm Hand 86,000ha property. Roles: Fencing, mustering, drafting, yard work, roustabouting, checking water/feed, loading/unloading stock trucks, general duties, etc.
SOUTH TAHARA PARK, PASPARLEY PASTORAL, WAGGA WAGGA
07 May – 03 June 2017 Work Experience/ Junior Farm on 2,700ha mixed enterprise property.
Roles: Mustering, fencing, feed out, tractor operations (slashing, moving bales), working bulls/ cows in yards, stick picking, chipping burrs, general duties, etc.
CODDINGTON UARDRY, YEOVAL/ MUNDIWA STATION, BREWARRINA
02 December 2016 – 20 January 2017
Catombal: Farm Hand position on 8000ha Merino/Dohne property. Roles: I worked alone most days mustering, yardwork, vaccinating, drenching, drafting loading and unloading stock trucks, and fencing; however I also worked in a team environment in the shearing sheds doing rousabouting and pressing.
Mundiwa Station: Farm Hand position on a 20000ha Merino/Dohne property.
Roles: Mustering, lamb marking, rousabouting, drafting, yard work, checking water/feed, etc.
COOKANALLA STATION, CANBERRA
2012 – 2014 / Work Experience
Roustabout work experience in sheds. Roles included skirting, sorting, pressing, sweeping, etc.
Annual assistance in lamb marking and drenching. Responsibilities included catching, ear tagging, tail docking, ear notching, vaccinating, drenching, etc.
Tocal Agriculture College, NSW
Certificate IV in Agriculture
Subjects: Analyse and Interpret Production Data, Manage Pastures for Livestock Production, Slaughter Livestock, Develop Livestock Feeding Plans, Supervise Natural Mating of Livestock, Design Livestock Handling Facilities, Identify and Select Animals for Breeding, Prepare Livestock for Shearing, Sample Soils and Interpret Results, Maintain Work Heath and Safety Processes, Prepare Facilities for Shearing and Crutching.
Certificate III in Agriculture
Subjects: Respond To Emergencies, Comply with Industry Animal Welfare Requirements, Implement Animal Health Control Programs, Selection and Culling, Administer Medication of Livestock, OH&S, Riding Horses to Carry Out Stock Work and Mustering.
Queanbeyan high school, nsw
Year 12 Higher School Certificate
First Aid Certificate
Vertebrate Pest Baiting License
Q Fever Vaccinated