Farmer Profile

Matt Bennetts

Matt Bennetts

 Holbrook NSW 2644, Australia
 2
 New South Wales
All Areas
 Farm hand
 Farm hand
 15-25 Years

Farming Preferences:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Sheep 4
  • Beef 4
  • Other livestock 2
  • Chickens 2
  • Broad Acre Cropping 2
  • Market garden 1
  • Specialty Crops 1
  • Dairy 1
  • Goats 1
  • Viticulture 1
  • Other Farming Preferences: None

Farming Skills:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Business Management 4
  • Livestock Mustering 4
  • Book Keeping 4
  • Fencing 4
  • Accounting 4
  • Animal Husbandry 4
  • Machinery Operation 4
  • Human Resources 3
  • Marketing 3
  • Sales 3
  • Agronomy 3
  • Planning 3
  • Cropping 3
  • Orcharding 1
  • Other Farming Skills: None

Farming Methods:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Grass fed 4
  • Conventional 3
  • Organic 3
  • Biodynamic 3
  • Regenerative 3
  • Urban 1
  • Permaculture 1
  • Other Farming Methods: None

Farm Opportunities Sought:

  • Equity
  • Lease
  • Vendor Finance

What have you been doing to get farm ready?

My wife and I have both been working on very progressive beef and sheep farms over the past 15 years. Working with such forward thinking and dynamic employers has given us a wealth of experience and ideas that we would be keen to implement into our own farming operation.

Why are you passionate about farming?

Our passion is being able to implement and watch a livestock breeding program that moves in the desired direction chosen, then being able to assess and improve the final product.

Best days of being a farmer:

Our dream farm would be in a high rainfall area in southern NSW suited to sheep and cattle production. The livestock enterprise would ideally be a self replacing sheep and cattle operation with an emphasis on growing steers out for slaughter and running fine-medium heavy wool cutting sheep. Our best days would be checking the cows calving and ewes lambing in early spring as the pastures start growing to there potential.