Farmer Profile

Amy Costello

Amy Costello

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 Queensland
Northern Territory, North Queensland, West Queensland, Northern Territory
 2IC Stationhands
 Leadings hands / Station positions
 6-10 Years

Farming Preferences:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Beef 4
  • Horse Breeding 3
  • Sheep 3
  • Other livestock 2
  • Dairy 2
  • Mixed Farming 2
  • Market garden 1
  • Sugar Cane 1
  • Pig Farming 1
  • Goats 1
  • Cotton 1
  • Viticulture 1
  • Chickens 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

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

Farming Methods:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

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

Apart from educating and exposing ourselves to all educational opportunities (RCS, Business Management, Grazing Management, Low Stress Stockhandling), we are also building a small herd of our own personal cattle to expose ourselves to every aspect of cattle ownership and management.

Why are you passionate about farming?

We are extremely passionate about regenerative agriculture to ensure we leave the land in a better way than what we found it! We are grass farmers!

Best days of being a farmer:

Our dream farm would be located in the beautiful NT or Northern Qld where we would run beef cattle on our rich, fertile soil. We would be sitting on our verandah overlooking the property as the sunsets on another beautiful day, with kids running around on our manicured lawn thinking to ourselves, “this is living Barry!”.