Farmer Profile

Emma Young

Emma Young

 Monto QLD 4630, Australia
 2
 Queensland
Northern Territory, North Queensland, West Queensland, South East Queensland, Queensland Coast, Riverina, North East Vic, South East Vic, North West Vic, South West Vic, Northern Territory
 We currently have a 'lifestyle block' where we run 50 breeders and grow 30 acres of Lucerne with an additional 30 acres of fodder crop. We both work off farm, where Derek works at an decommissioned mine managing the rehabilitation of the mine site. I work at the local High School in administration and some teacher aiding.
 Derek is a qualified boiler maker & I have two degrees Bachelor of Accounting & Bachelor of Farm Management. We ran our own fencing & yard building business for 6 years where we working in the Northern Territory on cattle stations over the dry and in Victoria through the summer.
 6-10 Years

Farming Preferences:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

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

Farming Skills:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

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

Farming Methods:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Biodynamic 4
  • Regenerative 4
  • Grass fed 4
  • Conventional 3
  • Organic 2
  • Permaculture 2
  • Urban 1
  • Other Farming Methods: None

Farm Opportunities Sought:

  • Equity
  • Lease
  • Share Farm

What have you been doing to get farm ready?

We have been developing our own farm, building our assets and cattle numbers. It was quite run down when we purchased so have been working at redeveloping the fixed improvements whilst building a cattle herd & upgrading our hay equipment and machinery.

Why are you passionate about farming?

- We love the lifestyle. - We love to see things grow & flourish. - We love to ride horses & work cattle.

Best days of being a farmer:

Our dream farm is somewhere in Queensland or Victoria which is big enough to allow us to all work in the business rather than off farm. Our best days are working cattle and riding horses.