Farmer Profile

Ben Blacker

Ben Blacker

 Greenbank QLD 4124, Australia
 Queensland
All Areas
 Owner of brisbane mini farm, in Greenbank qld
 Owned a petting zoo for 3 years and had a cafe 2 years before that
 25+ Years

Farming Preferences:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

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

Farming Skills:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

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

Farming Methods:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

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

Farm Opportunities Sought:

  • Lease
  • Share Farm

What have you been doing to get farm ready?

Starting a little, starting a petting zoo, then got bigger, leased land and have been doing mini open days at the farm, We bread, pigs, goats, sheep and cattle, little breading team but it’s a start

Why are you passionate about farming?

Love working with animals and been out doors, I’m not a office person at all

Best days of being a farmer:

Dream farm would be lots of land in the outback, bad phone service and neighbours that say hi and help out when needed, Pigs and sheep is what I’ll love to farm but open to all animals