FARMER TO FARMER
Give our readers a quick snapshot of your farm in Kyabram.
Our farm is situated in the Kyabram and surrounding areas and consists of 950 acres we own and 1110 acres we lease.
We milk 850 cows and produce wheat and vetch silage and lucerne, barley and corn for feeding the herd in a freestall barn.
How long have you been a farmer?
I’ve farmed since I was two years old and helped run our farming enterprise with my Dad and Mum. We are fifth generation farmers.
Tell us about your family.
My family is made up of my Dad, Andrew, my Mum, Julie and my 14 year-old sister, Chloe.
I have my Nan and Pop, Julie and Stan, and Aunt Kerrie and Uncle Rohan all close by who help out in some way on the farm.
Best advice or farming tip you have received?
Do one task at a time and “Dad’s always right.”
Describe your perfect day?
It is 20 to 22 degrees, no flies; cows walk onto a lush annual ryegrass paddock and overflow the vat that night.
What is the best thing about being a farmer?
The freedom of different opportunities to experience every day.
What is the worst thing about being a farmer?
If you could be someone else for the day, who would it be and why?
My Dad, so I can boss everyone else around.