Farmer Profile

Amanda Hitchins

Amanda Hitchins

 South Hedland WA 6722, Australia
 Western Australia
All Areas
 Glen and I own and manage plumbing business called Glen Taylor Plumbing which operates throughout the Pilbara region of WA.
 Amanda - grants writing, HR, admin, management, farm hand, project management Glen - plumber and tradesperson
 1-3 Years

Farming Preferences:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Sheep 4
  • Beef 4
  • Other livestock 4
  • Goats 4
  • Broad Acre Cropping 3
  • Dairy 2
  • Market garden 1
  • Chickens 1
  • Specialty Crops 1
  • Viticulture 1
  • Other Farming Preferences: None

Farming Skills:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Business Management 3
  • Livestock Mustering 3
  • Human Resources 3
  • Marketing 3
  • Animal Husbandry 3
  • Sales 3
  • Machinery Operation 3
  • Planning 3
  • Fencing 3
  • Accounting 3
  • Book Keeping 3
  • Cropping 2
  • Agronomy 2
  • Orcharding 1
  • Other Farming Skills: Collectively Glen and I; - can ride motorbikes and horses - are responsible firearm owners - problem solve and find ways to improve the process - have experience with a variety of livestock - can use farm equipment - will ask for help and advice

Farming Methods:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

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

Farm Opportunities Sought:

  • Equity
  • Vendor Finance

What have you been doing to get farm ready?

Why are you passionate about farming?

Having both grown up on farms, Glen and I desire to go back to our roots to continue farming and raise our future children on a farm where they can experience an upbringing

Best days of being a farmer:

We aim to own our farm, producing quality beef cattle and meat sheep, while running the plumbing business as an additional income stream. We would like to have enough land to grow crop for our livestock and to sell surplus. We are excited to find a property with fertile soils that can accommodate our livestock. We are looking to farm in cooler areas with adequate rainfall to produce pasture crops such as lucerne, clover and oats for our livestock, and we plan to sell the surplus.