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BLUEPAINT 478048 26 HEY TAS either
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Ok BP, being an Aussie I have a certain bias towards the place I should say for starters. However being an objective sort of person in terms of agriculture & cropping, I shall do my best.

I should also say I can only comment on Tasmania, some of our other Aussie members such as Stu, Andy D, Richard, Stuart or any others I have forgotton to mention might be able to give you the low down on their parts of our great Southern Land ;-)

Land is pretty cheap here in places (rough sheep grazing land from $300-400 AUS per acre), through to mixed livestock / cropping land where it gets a bit more expensive ($1000 - 3000 AUS per acre) right through to some of the best, most fertile cropping land in North West Tassie (red volcanic vegie growing land) coming in at $5000 - 10000 AUS per acre.

I should say that the Aus $ is trading at about 80 odd cents US at the moment from memory.

Not alot of red tape here for farmers BP, which is another attraction.

Mixed farming is popular, sheep for wool & meat, beef cattle, crops including Potatoes, Poppies, Process Peas, Grass seed, Cereals, Onions, Vegetable Seeds, Clover Seed, Lucerne, Process Beans, etc. Irrigation is essential for most of these crops, plenty of centre pivots in action.

Farms tend to range in size from 400 acres through to 2500 - 3000 acres, some are bigger but that is a fair range.

A snapshot for now, any other info please feel free to ask :-)

Regards,

TC ;-)
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don't forget to take your tractors with you BP ;-)
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You can buy them over here too Roel ;-)
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G`day Bluepaint
Tas summed it up pretty well with his prices
Here on the mainland dairy land goes for between 2500 and 6000 an acre and spud country about the same, depending on where and how good it is
Finding some where with reliable water is an issue if you want irrigation, and farming in a pretty dry country might take some getting used to after farming in the northern hemisphere.
Go to http://www.elders.com.au or http://www.landmark.com.au to see whats on offer.
Hope this helps
Regards Gregg
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BLUEPAINT,
well for a bit of South Australian cropping dirt most farmers will probly give you thiers and go find a gun then top themselves:-\. The situation is getting bad with the ongoing drought here. Land values before the 'big dry' were getting to aroung $4000 an acre for dryland cropping and grazing in the 'blue ribbon' central Yorke Peninsula region. The dirt we crop is probly in the $500-1000 mark but......but is very prone to drought conditions.
the better soils produce a very reliable 5tHA average on cereals. our farm is an unreliable 2-3 t HA:-\
As im writing this listening to the radio news another farmer has just topped himself the second that has been on the local radio news this week as the bank was taking his farm from under him:-\.
My advice....Stay in Canada or if you want to come to Aus try Tasmania it always rains there:-P:-P
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andy_D wrote:
BLUEPAINT,
well for a bit of South Australian cropping dirt most farmers will probly give you thiers and go find a gun then top themselves:-\. The situation is getting bad with the ongoing drought here. Land values before the 'big dry' were getting to aroung $4000 an acre for dryland cropping and grazing in the 'blue ribbon' central Yorke Peninsula region. The dirt we crop is probly in the $500-1000 mark but......but is very prone to drought conditions.
the better soils produce a very reliable 5tHA average on cereals. our farm is an unreliable 2-3 t HA:-\
As im writing this listening to the radio news another farmer has just topped himself the second that has been on the local radio news this week as the bank was taking his farm from under him:-\.
My advice....Stay in Canada or if you want to come to Aus try Tasmania it always rains there:-P:-P


Thanks all...The weather is getting us down these days ,17-19 inches of rain in june ,Crops turned out reasonably well but what a mess ...Too wet to weedspray .
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