Agriculture is the main industry in Gilgandra, employing over 600 people. Farming includes;
Sheep have been grazed for wool production since 1830 and there is a significant number of cattle.
As well as the traditional, there are a number of unique farming enterprises within the Gilgandra Shire. There is a native eucalypt plantation, emu and poultry farms operating in the district. Recently agriculture has joined with tourism to create a unique tour offering people a hands on farming experience. Gilgandra Shire Council is a progressive Council and offers support to a wide variety of developments and new enterprises.
There are a number of services that support the agricultural industry including rural traders, machinery dealers, Graincorp and Financial Advisory Services. Farming is the basis for Gilgandra’s economy and the town has a proud history as an agricultural service centre.
Visit the following sites for further agricultural information: