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#1373693 - 22/04/2016 22:19 Re: Farming, food production and consumers [Re: Greg Sorenson]
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#1427524 - 06/07/2017 11:31 Re: Farming, food production and consumers [Re: Greg Sorenson]
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Registered: 14/03/2017
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Loc: Kin Kin, Qld
Anyone happen to know if there are any smallcrop agents in Gympie still?

I grew up on a dairy farm but by 2007 deregulation had sent that industry to hell and we had to sell the herd. Half that block is now agisted to a neighbour's beef cows, and i've got ~70 head of beef goats on the remainder. The goats have been one hell of a learning curve, the biggest lesson being to know your market access. All the big processors are out west (Charleville, Bourke etc) and it took me 2 years to find someone local.

I'm now living on a 55 acre block on the other side of town from the old dairy, which is textbook perfect for small cropping. But obviously before i start digging i need to know the end product can be successfully turned into coin. My parents did some squash and zucchini way back, but the local pickup of produce ended in the 80s.

From what i can see the only options are local farmers markets or sending it down to Rocklea?

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