Farmer Profile

Tracy Wallis

Tracy Wallis

 Candelo NSW 2550, Australia
 New South Wales
All Areas
 We currently lease a 880acres farm and the lease ends this FY, we have two adult sons and a daughter in law (aged 20 & 22) who are all fairy born and bred. We own approx 370 adult cattle plus replacements. We own most machinery though we do use contractors for silage making. I also teach Agriculture at Bega Tafe.
 Dairy farm share farmers since 1998.
 25+ Years

Farming Preferences:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Dairy 4
  • Horse Breeding 1
  • Market garden 1
  • Sugar Cane 1
  • Chickens 1
  • Pig Farming 1
  • Goats 1
  • Cotton 1
  • Sheep 1
  • Beef 1
  • Viticulture 1
  • Other livestock 1
  • Specialty Crops 1
  • Aquaculture 1
  • Mixed Farming 1
  • Orchard 1
  • Rice 1
  • Broad Acre Cropping 1
  • Other Farming Preferences: None

Farming Skills:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Business Management 4
  • Livestock Mustering 4
  • Human Resources 4
  • Animal Husbandry 4
  • Machinery Operation 4
  • Planning 4
  • Fencing 4
  • Cropping 3
  • Sales 3
  • Accounting 3
  • Agronomy 3
  • Book Keeping 3
  • Marketing 2
  • Orcharding 1
  • Other Farming Skills: We run this farm as a family unit, with the boys each learning off farm when they can, Dylan is our pasture man, Damian our cow man (like his dad) and Brittany is our calf rearer, cow show chooser and has a lot of input into what semen we purchase.

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
  • Lease
  • Share Farm
  • Vendor Finance

What have you been doing to get farm ready?

We have been building up our herd and and our machinery assets while raising our children.

Why are you passionate about farming?

Wow ! I could talk forever about dairy farming, my dad is a retired dairy farmer (only a manager never wanted anything more), in our home we believe the cows come first, the way cow breeding has evolved, the way the industry is changing, the memories and opportunities the industry have given us, just everything about dairying, chasing the best milk in the vat you can get, growing the best pasture for your business and your cattle, keeping in touch with long time friends who are also in the industry, we are a diminishing breed ya dairy farmers and by getting a farm set up for our boys and their future families means the industry will keep on keeping on through love and hard work.

Best days of being a farmer:

Our dream dairy would be in South West Victoria around the Warrnambool area, we sharefarmed there for almost 11 years and love that area, we would farm our mixed breed herd - with a transition to pure bred Holsteins, Jerseys predominantly along with our special show cows of different breeds for the kids and future grandkids, on the best days (and the worst )we would get up, milk, smile and laugh our way through the shed then do the same while feeding calves, then Darren and I would watch on proudly as the boys and their partners learn from us and those advisors we learn from ourselves, and achieve our dream of the true family farm.