Farmer Profile

Matthew Donaldson

Matthew Donaldson

 Maitland NSW, Australia
 4
 New South Wales
All Areas
 Supervisor in the mines
 Mechanic
 0-1 Years

Farming Preferences:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

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

Farming Skills:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

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

Farming Methods:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

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

Farm Opportunities Sought:

  • Equity
  • Lease
  • Share Farm

What have you been doing to get farm ready?

I’ve been working with others to on there farms. Working as a farm hand. I’ve been brooding and hatching chickens and started my own market garden.

Why are you passionate about farming?

Regenerative agriculture. Building soils and pasture.

Best days of being a farmer:

I have Hemochromatosis meaning I can’t eat red meat of thugs high in iron. With the increase in chicken in our diet I feel that we don’t have a option for good pasture feed chicken or eggs. I want to make ire my family and myself are safe eating chicken by knowing where it’s come from. I also feel the need to build farm land and not pump it full of chemical fertilizers.