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An old bloke, new farmer

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18 hours 56 minutes
Last seen: 02/23/2020 - 19:37
Joined: 02/23/2020 - 13:29

An old bloke, new farmer

Hi to all and sundry,
I have recently taken over managing a small farm in the south west of western australia. At the moment we have Murray Grey cows and the first of my calves are off to market on Tuesday. I am thinking that I will buy in small calves and grow them over the autumn winter and spring seasons then selling in the early to mid summer sales.
I was thinking of making the pastures smaller and moving the cattle more frequently. Does anyone have opinions on this? Does anyone have a recommended Breed? Obviously want to make a little bit of cash out of the exercise.

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Horse agistment Tax deductions

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6 months
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Last seen: 10/20/2019 - 19:08
Joined: 08/23/2019 - 18:29

Horse agistment Tax deductions

Hi fellow farmers, at this stage im an a very amateur farmer, my partner and i have just bought 50 acres in the Adelaide hills.
We have two horses at the moment, and about 5 big paddocks, but we were hoping to replace alot of the existing fencing and fence up some new paddocks. Once we are in the right position we are planning on turning it into a horse agistment center.

I have had a read on the ATO about primary production, and from what i can see, Horse agistment doses not really apply as primary and production.

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Hello, 10 acres in South Gippsland

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6 months 1 week
Last seen: 08/10/2019 - 10:42
Joined: 08/10/2019 - 10:03

Hello, 10 acres in South Gippsland

Hi all. We have been living on 10 acres in South Gippsland for 20+ years on which we grow veg, fruit and nut trees, and raise some chooks and a few bees under a Biodynamic/organic philosophy. We have a reasonable sized dam which did not entirely dry out during the 2005-2006 drought, though at times the water level gets too low to consider growing vast amounts of veg. We have grown veg for a veggie bag supplier - overall this does not remunerate the effort and outlay involved, especially once you factor in the inevitable losses due to the highly variable spring/summer weather here.

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Small farm ATO - Farm stay

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6 months 3 weeks
Last seen: 12/02/2019 - 10:46
Joined: 08/01/2019 - 15:00

Small farm ATO - Farm stay

Hi all sorry my first post so please forgive the newness of it all!

We've bought 5ha up on the central coast and the council planner has said to be allowed to have a farm stay accommodation on the lot we need to be classed as a farm proven by the ATO.

Is that correct and if so on that kind of land could people suggest a good way to go about it? I was thinking of having a small number of breeding Highland miniature cattle. Would that be sufficient or does it need to be on a larger scale?

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Starting a self sufficient/permy/homestead/hobby farm!

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7 months 3 weeks
Last seen: 01/08/2020 - 20:02
Joined: 06/27/2019 - 19:59

Starting a self sufficient/permy/homestead/hobby farm!

Hi All!

I'm a total newbie here. My family and my parents are planning on buying land to start growing our own food, raising goats for milk for drinking making soap/lotions and other animals that will help us make our land the best it can be.
We're all townies, well burbies I guess is more accurate, so this is all new to us, but we're so very excited to get started and find our new home.

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Hello! 50 Acres on the South Coast NSW

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8 months
Last seen: 06/24/2019 - 18:55
Joined: 06/23/2019 - 15:36

Hello! 50 Acres on the South Coast NSW

Hello there,

My name is Lilly and I've been living with my family on our 53 Acre property (4 hours south of Sydney) for about 15 years now. In now a new mum and have purchased a share in the property with my partner, so it's now the two of us along with my Mother. We have a few hand reared sheep, chooks, a few horses and have had a handful of cattle in the past but none for a few years now.

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New Member - Northern Rivers NSW

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8 months
Last seen: 06/20/2019 - 20:04
Joined: 06/20/2019 - 14:04

New Member - Northern Rivers NSW

Dear all

I am a new member and would appreciate your help.

I am reviewing purchasing a modest property (20-30 hectares) in the Northern River area of NSW (near Byron Bay). Sydney CBD life ain't what it used to be.

To my knowledge, the Northern Rivers area enjoys good rainfall and tends to look very 'green'. I note a lot of locals are growing nuts (macadamia, etc) and some run beef cattle.

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What do I do with 20 acres of grapes?

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9 months
Last seen: 05/23/2019 - 19:40
Joined: 05/23/2019 - 19:00

What do I do with 20 acres of grapes?

Phil. Newby. Just inherited 20 acres of grapes. 80% sultana grapes and 20% white wine.
I'm a sparky and know nothing about grape farming. Gulp!!
Grew up on farms but none had grapes.

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New member - Brisbane - looking for agistment for cattle

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Member for

9 months 1 week
Last seen: 05/11/2019 - 13:56
Joined: 05/10/2019 - 18:08

New member - Brisbane - looking for agistment for cattle

Hi everyone, I'm from southwest Brisbane and am starting my own small herd. I'm right at the beginning - I have a brangus heifer coming in 3-4 months, and am looking to have in here for a short period, then move to agistment. I plan to build the herd up over time as I can pick up cattle at the right price, and put a bull over the heifers when they are ready.

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