Farmer Profile

Michael Rood

Michael Rood

 Bega NSW 2550, Australia
 New South Wales
West NSW, Riverina, North East Vic, South East Vic, North West Vic
 leasing a dairy farm in bega
 Dairy farmer
 15-25 Years

Farming Preferences:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Dairy 4
  • Sheep 1
  • Beef 1
  • Market garden 1
  • Other livestock 1
  • Chickens 1
  • Specialty Crops 1
  • Broad Acre Cropping 1
  • Goats 1
  • Viticulture 1
  • Other Farming Preferences: None

Farming Skills:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Business Management 4
  • Livestock Mustering 4
  • Human Resources 4
  • Fencing 4
  • Animal Husbandry 4
  • Machinery Operation 4
  • Marketing 3
  • Sales 3
  • Agronomy 3
  • Book Keeping 3
  • Planning 3
  • Accounting 3
  • Cropping 3
  • Orcharding 1
  • Other Farming Skills: Currently running our own lease farm

Farming Methods:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Conventional 4
  • Regenerative 4
  • Grass fed 3
  • Urban 1
  • Organic 1
  • Biodynamic 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?

We are been leasing a dairy farm (purchased the herd) in the Bega Valley for the past 5 years. With our current lease coming to expiry in 2020 we are looking to unlock our next chapter and take our business to the next level. We currently milk 180 cows with all year calving, we would love to be able to find a farm that we have the opportuintiy to grow our business.

Why are you passionate about farming?

WE LOVE DAIRY FARMING. We are both extremly passionate about our cows, genetics and calf rearing, along with growing the best possible pastures to drive production and milk yeilds. Breeding cows and seeing an improvement in our cattle makes us even more driven, and caring for the enviroment first hand to ensure we are leaving the best possible enviroment for the next generation of farmers is also extremly important to us. We love how passionate people within this proactive, vibrant and exhilarating industry we work in are.

Best days of being a farmer:

We would love to be dairy farming close to the feed belt in central NSW or Northern Vic, milking 350 cows or more where we are paying off the farm. Our best days are working with our cattle, growing great crops and being involved in our brilliant dairy industry to see it go forward and the added bonus of raising our children on the farm.