Farmer Profile

Simon Ray

Simon Ray

 Jarklin VIC 3517, Australia
 2
 Victoria
North West Vic
 Agricultural contractor ( farm mechanical maintenance, hay and silage contractor, seeding, harvesting and spreading.)
 Fitter and Turner. MC truck driver, Harvester operator, Seeding operator, Concrete batching and finishing, Agricultural mechanics and engeneering.
 25+ Years

Farming Preferences:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

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

Farming Skills:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

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

Farming Methods:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Conventional 4
  • Grass fed 4
  • Organic 3
  • Urban 1
  • Biodynamic 1
  • Regenerative 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 have been working in agriculture in many different types of Broad Acer farming for the majority of my life to hopefully gaining experience to help towards the path of farm ownership in the future.

Why are you passionate about farming?

I have a love for producing top quality produce such as hay, grain and healthy animals. I love living in the country aswell as being part of the rural community and would love to share that life with my wife and children.

Best days of being a farmer:

I would love to become a farm owner in the north central part of Victoria. Producing products such as hay, grain, cattle, sheep but also very open to other possibilities of New farming opportunities. My ideal vision of farming is to work hard to sustainably grow the highest quality produce that I possibly can. Whilst, hopefully opening opportunities for my two sons to be involved in agriculture and be part of rural community life.