Farmer Profile

James Mellington

James Mellington

 Hamilton VIC 3300, Australia
 2
 Victoria
Southern SA, Riverina, South West Vic
 Truck driver for a fertilizer company
 Self employed fencing contractor
 25+ Years

Farming Preferences:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Sheep 4
  • Beef 4
  • Mixed Farming 4
  • Horse Breeding 3
  • Pig Farming 3
  • Other livestock 2
  • Market garden 1
  • Sugar Cane 1
  • Goats 1
  • Cotton 1
  • Viticulture 1
  • Chickens 1
  • Specialty Crops 1
  • Dairy 1
  • Aquaculture 1
  • Orchard 1
  • Rice 1
  • Broad Acre Cropping 1
  • Other Farming Preferences: None

Farming Skills:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Livestock Mustering 4
  • Fencing 4
  • Animal Husbandry 4
  • Machinery Operation 4
  • Business Management 3
  • Human Resources 3
  • Marketing 3
  • Sales 3
  • Agronomy 3
  • Book Keeping 3
  • Planning 3
  • Accounting 3
  • Cropping 3
  • Orcharding 1
  • Other Farming Skills: Steel fabrication. Heavy Machinery operation and earthmoving

Farming Methods:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Conventional 4
  • Grass fed 4
  • Organic 2
  • Urban 1
  • Biodynamic 1
  • Regenerative 1
  • Permaculture 1
  • Other Farming Methods: None

Farm Opportunities Sought:

  • Lease
  • Share Farm
  • Vendor Finance

What have you been doing to get farm ready?

To become farm ready I’ve been raring Bobby calves and growing them out. Also currently building a Suffolk sheep flock.

Why are you passionate about farming?

Farming runs deep in my veins as it has been my family’s passion for generations.

Best days of being a farmer:

Ideally our dream property would be a mixed farming operation, breeding beef cattle and prime lamb. We’ve always talked of farming in south west victoria or south east south Australia. Our absolutely best day would be one where my son and I could saddle up the horses head out to muster livestock for either shearing, lamb marking or weaning and have kath and pip setting the yards up and waiting for us to get the mobs up.