Farmer Profile

Ben & Erin Luxmoore

Ben & Erin Luxmoore

 Palmwoods QLD 4555, Australia
South East Queensland, South East Queensland
 I am a Class 2 Marine Engineer. My wife is a mother of 2 beautiful girls, Leilani and Helana. In her spare time sells facial creams for Roden and Fields.
 Marine Mechanic, Tree Lopping. My wife was the national retail manager for Oakley Australia.
 4-6 Years

Farming Preferences:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

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

Farming Skills:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Machinery Operation 4
  • Livestock Mustering 3
  • Business Management 2
  • Human Resources 2
  • Book Keeping 2
  • Fencing 2
  • Accounting 2
  • Cropping 2
  • Marketing 1
  • Sales 1
  • Agronomy 1
  • Orcharding 1
  • Planning 1
  • Animal Husbandry 1
  • Other Farming Skills: Machine maintenance, Fabrication and Fitting, Metal machining, Welding(Ark,tig and mig) Pump repairs, Electrical work, Refrigeration and Air-condition maintenance and repair, Stock control and ordering, Excellent Communications, Run a team of 6, Well organised. My wife is very strong in sales and marketing, training, sales Analysts, budgets, book keeping, excel spreed sheets.

Farming Methods:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

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

Farm Opportunities Sought:

  • Equity
  • Share Farm

What have you been doing to get farm ready?

Reading Animal husbandry litricher. Talking with my father who had been a farmer for most of his working life. We have a lot to learn about farming but we are keen to learn. Equity or share farming would be great for us as we could learn the ropes from some more experienced and seasoned farmers.

Why are you passionate about farming?

I was raised on a plantation that grew Coco and Coconuts with a small head of Brahman cattle that were sold and slaughtered for the local meat market. My dream would be to own and run a small live stock farm that could generate a comfortable income for my young family. I am a dedicated hard work person that doesn't mind to get his hands dirty or work long hours in a day. Some of my greatest memories are waking up in the morning at a mates farm and saddle up my horse for a day of mustering.

Best days of being a farmer:

Our dream farm would ideally be located around the Sunshine Coast area not to far from the beach, with either meat goats or beef as the main income. Some pastures were we could harvest hay, grow a veggie patch and have a selection of fruit trees would be awesome.