Farmer Profile

Renae Parsons

Renae Parsons

 Albany WA 6330, Australia
 Western Australia
Southern WA
 CSO Summit Fertilizer
 Farm Hand K&M Farming Merchandise Sales Elders Operations Manager Mt Barker Marron
 10-15 Years

Farming Preferences:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

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

Farming Skills:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Livestock Mustering 4
  • Animal Husbandry 4
  • Sales 3
  • Book Keeping 3
  • Fencing 3
  • Machinery Operation 3
  • Business Management 2
  • Human Resources 2
  • Marketing 2
  • Agronomy 2
  • Planning 2
  • Accounting 2
  • Cropping 2
  • Orcharding 1
  • Other Farming Skills: None

Farming Methods:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Conventional 4
  • Grass fed 4
  • Regenerative 3
  • Organic 2
  • Biodynamic 2
  • 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?

I grew up on a farm in Tenterden and have been going back there to help out whenever I can. Up until a couple of months ago I have been a farmhand for the previous 5 years on farm in Manypeaks. I have gained experience in sheep and cattle ( Stud and Commercial). Have also been part of pasture gowth and rotation, driven machinery for operations such as spraying, seeding and ploughing, Kelly chaining and stump grinding to bring bluegum plantations back to farmable land.

Why are you passionate about farming?

I'm passionate about farming because you see something from start to finish. You put your heart and soul into it. Its not just a job, its a passion. For example, a cow is having trouble calving, you help bring it to life. You follow its journey, weather its mum takes to it, you bottle feed it or it gets a new foster mum. You mark it, weigh it as it grows, decide wether to keep it or sell it. You did that. The same with a paddock you just seeded, or a lamb. You get to watch it grow, develop, and if it doesn't go to plan you hope the next season will be more favorable or you change your tactics to improve your profitability.

Best days of being a farmer:

My dream farm would be somewhere in the Great Southern of WA. It would be 80% stockwork and 20% machinery operation/maintenance. I would farm mostly sheep and cattle, with a bit of crop. On the best days the sun would be shining, my dog would be happily working sheep, the cows would be calving easily, the grass growing and the smile on my face would tell the rest of the story.