Farmer Profile

Josh Schrodka

Josh Schrodka

 Huonville TAS 7109, Australia
 2
 Tasmania
All Areas
 Shearer
 Stockman, Fencer, Slaughterman, Stock Agent, General Farm Hand, Shearer
 6-10 Years

Farming Preferences:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Sheep 4
  • Beef 3
  • Horse Breeding 1
  • Market garden 1
  • Sugar Cane 1
  • Other livestock 1
  • Pig Farming 1
  • Goats 1
  • Cotton 1
  • Viticulture 1
  • Chickens 1
  • Specialty Crops 1
  • Dairy 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

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

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

What have you been doing to get farm ready?

Over The last 10 years I have had numerous jobs in agriculture and currently we are leasing a 250acre farm in the Huon valley. Fattening cattle and running 500 breeding ewes. We also Lease Another property on the East coast running Merino weathers.

Why are you passionate about farming?

We are passionate about farming because we enjoy the lifestyle with the challenges. And want to continue to offer that life to our kids.

Best days of being a farmer:

Our dream farm is anywhere. We are not limited to were we will travel for opportunity. Our passion has always been in livestock and I have been lucky enough to follow the chain right through. We farm run 500 Corridale x Romney ewes in a 42 Inch rain fall. We used to have a separate farm as well were we ran 20 Cows and traded a few cattle. We train Kelpies so the best days are handling sheep with a good young dog coming on.