Farmer Profile

Owen Howden

Owen Howden

 Shepparton East VIC 3631, Australia
 5
 Victoria
North East Vic, South East Vic
 Small holding owner, Lending Assistant/ Brokers assistant
 None
 1-3 Years

Farming Preferences:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

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

Farming Skills:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

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

Farming Methods:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Organic 3
  • Biodynamic 3
  • Regenerative 3
  • Grass fed 3
  • Conventional 2
  • Permaculture 2
  • Urban 1
  • Other Farming Methods: None

Farm Opportunities Sought:

  • Lease
  • Share Farm

What have you been doing to get farm ready?

Have a flock of shedding sheep which we grow for eating, also have had cattle but sold them due to not enough land to keep them and the sheep properly fed.

Why are you passionate about farming?

Without our farming families our food would be more expensive, and I still believe that farmers are the backbone of the country.

Best days of being a farmer:

Nothing better then watching week old lambs you have bred bouncing around the paddock and hearing people you respect telling you that your doing a good job.