Farmer Profile

Thomas Bewick

Thomas Bewick

 Ravenshoe QLD 4888, Australia
 Queensland
North Queensland, West Queensland, South East Queensland, Queensland Coast
 Miner contractor-Reliner Farm manager Cattle Stud owner Chook breeder
 Surveyor Dairy farmer Station hand Contract musterer Fencing contractor
 25+ Years

Farming Preferences:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

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

Farming Skills:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

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

Farming Methods:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

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

Farm Opportunities Sought:

  • Equity
  • Lease
  • Share Farm
  • Vendor Finance

What have you been doing to get farm ready?

Farm ready is difficult, you can't put a price on experience, and that, I am confident I am experiencing it all and still learning! I've completed ag certifications and am always trying to attend seminars and information days.

Why are you passionate about farming?

It's enjoyable. Better then computers, and I need something that keeps my mind ticking over with all the new ideas and plans that could be done! I love breeding cows and chooks. I also enjoy the sports you play on horse and the satisfaction you get out of the many tasks involved with cattle farming!

Best days of being a farmer:

Dream farm would be self sustainable. Family wouldn't need to hard with outside jobs to keep up with payments. Cattle and hay are probably my main focus. I need to have cattle to keep me sain and the hay can feed the cattle and be the main source of income. Possibly trade cattle in a feedlot type scenario if it is feesable with the situation I land in. On the best days,I would make more time to spend with family.