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MAC KENNETH GILCHRIST

c/o 120 Panorama Road, Sumner, CHCH 8081 Cell: 021 054 9204

OBJECTIVE

Management positions currently in dairying with a goal to


be share milking as soon as possible.

Very much a hands on practical manager with a good


general knowledge. My animal husbandry is excellent.

Having enjoyed my current position, I am now ready for a


bigger challenge

· Nationality: New Zealander

· DOB 6/12/81

· Place of Birth: Christchurch

· Parents: Dr Nigel and Mrs Wendy Gilchrist

· Partner - Louise Mann

· One child - Ava-Rose 20 months

EDUCATION
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· Redcliffs Primary School, CHCH 8081


· St Andrews College, Christchurch, to 6th Form
· Southern Institute of Technology 1999
automotive foundation course

WORK EXPERIENCE

CURRENT
· Herd Manager: 08/09 and 09/10 seasons
S Neil and Campbell, Hildethorpe, Oamaru

Management of:
650 cows, 40 a/s herring bone shed
2 junior staff-rostering
K- Line / border dyke irrigation
Pasture Management-own wintering, silage cutting

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PREVIOUS
· Herd Manager 07/08 season
Galway Farm, Karamea
500 cows, 50 bale rotary shed, old style
· Assistant to Manager, Chris Botha, 06/07
season
Springston, Canterbury
650 cows, 44 bale aquaflow
Irrigation-rotor rainers, octimist, travelling guns,
turbo rainers
Silage cutting
· Altonbrook- large Cropping Farm 05/06
season Assisting with harvesting and general
farm work,

managing machinery and equipment.

· 4WD Lawn Mowing Business 2004-2005


Purchased this business- mowing on contract.
Subdivisions, fire breaks, wineries, empty lots etc.
Sold business

Rob Armstrong Landscaping 2004


Enjoyed the type and variety of work ( tiling,, turf
laying, retaining walls etc) business was sold

· Dairy Farm-Jason Niche, Methven 02/03


44 Aside herring bone shed.

· Irishmans Creek Station Ltd, Tekapo 2001


High country station with 20,000 Merino stock
units
and 23,000 hectares stretching from Tekapo to
Lake Pukaki in the Mackenzie Basin.
Tasks included:
Mustering; fencing; penning; tailing; repairing
machinery; welding; tractor work (rolling, plowing,
sowing, racking); irrigation - Ochmist gun and reel
irrigation); Initial working with dogs.

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COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES / VOLUNTARY EXPERIENCE


· Red Cross Collector (3 years)

· St Andrews house building for “Habitats for


Humanity”

· Sponsored a village through Oxfam for farm tools

REFERENCE
Scott Neil 027 201 6363

Sharemilker

S Neil and Campbell, Hildethorpe, Oamaru

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES


Social Rugby

Motor sports and vehicle maintenance

Snow Boarding

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

Third season as herd manager

Good range of dairy, cropping and sheep farm experience

Hard working with excellent animal husbandry

Relate well to people, good at


managing staff

Friendly Personality

Enjoys working outdoors

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Experience running his own mowing


business