Green Cow Ventures is a social enterprise giving a hand up with dignity to Australian cattle farmers who are doing it tough. They are creating win-win solution for their farming partners and private money partners.
This interview will delve into the journey of this innovative and agile start-up company. It’s a story of how one entrepreneur pulled a team together and turned a good idea into an innovative venture that makes good business sense while also helping people.
Many Australian farmers have been struggling from the combination of long drought and financial pressures. Many have had to sell their herds to make ends meet and are unable to continue to make an income.
Green Cow Ventures believed that there must be a better approach that can help farmers with their cash flow and allow them to stay on their, often multi-generational, farms. They partner with the farmers in a joint venture where they provide the capital required, business management experience and the environmentally controlled feed system. This feed system operates 365 days of the year, independent of the weather. The farmer then provides their land and farming expertise.
Even if you are not specifically interested in the benefits of investing in Australian agriculture, there is a gold mine in the discussion on social enterprise and starting and growing a business.