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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Agricultural assets have a place in a balanced investment portfolio... Soil is where any agricultural production business starts... Summary rural sector fundamentals are very strong; soil is where you start; the real estate; the business; best farmers are making very good returns; must be a 'Top 20%' producer; and challenges...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Following my research, I believe that commodity production may well be the best way for Australia to exploit its comparative advantage of relatively cheap land and good environmental standards... The study expanded the definition of value adding to include relationships with customers, diversifying and investing off-farm... Australian farmers also need to look to expand their businesses to include value adding in some form, be that better alignment with end point processors, further involvement up the supply chain through investment or partnerships, investing off-farm or diversifying geographically to spread risk...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Greg Bender, GRDC Program Consultant "Diverse" is a way to describe pastures: diverse uses in different farming enterprises and regions, and biodiversity of species including annual and perennial grasses, legumes, herbs and shrubs... Clearly pastures make a valuable contribution to the production of agricultural commodities, but the inherent diversity of pastures makes it difficult to estimate their total economic and environmental value to Australia... Ongoing support for research, development and extension (R,D&E) in pasture varieties, agronomy and management from federal and state governments, universities, CSIRO and rural R&D funding organisations is an essential part of the success of pastures...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
Successful farm businesses know the cost of production of each commodity they produce... Copies of all the above fact sheets are FREE plus P&H and available from: Ground Cover Direct Freephone: 1800 11 00 44 or email: ground-cover-direct@canprint.com.au These can also be downloaded from www.GRDC.com.au/fbm could be made that the figures are giving barley a bad rap, due to it being the crop of choice when 'rolling the dice' in a tight season... For example, if you have $1m of machinery and $800k of it is solely cropping related, then apportion the depreciation to the cropping enterprise...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
Successful farm businesses know the cost of production of each commodity they produce... Copies of all the above fact sheets are FREE plus P&H and available from: Ground Cover Direct Freephone: 1800 11 00 44 or email: ground-cover-direct@canprint.com.au These can also be downloaded from www.GRDC.com.au/fbm could be made that the figures are giving barley a bad rap, due to it being the crop of choice when 'rolling the dice' in a tight season... For example, if you have $1m of machinery and $800k of it is solely cropping related, then apportion the depreciation to the cropping enterprise...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
Successful farm businesses know the cost of production of each commodity they produce... Copies of all the above fact sheets are FREE plus P&H and available from: Ground Cover Direct Freephone: 1800 11 00 44 or email: ground-cover-direct@canprint.com.au These can also be downloaded from www.GRDC.com.au/fbm could be made that the figures are giving barley a bad rap, due to it being the crop of choice when 'rolling the dice' in a tight season... For example, if you have $1m of machinery and $800k of it is solely cropping related, then apportion the depreciation to the cropping enterprise...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Global and commercial realities facing Australian grain growers.. The persistently high value of the Australian dollar has meant that Australian grain prices are lower than they would otherwise have been, given historical exchange rates... As noted earlier it is the combination of seasonal and commodity price factors that determines broadacre farm revenue analysing commodity price trends in isolation does not provide a complete picture...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
The results indicate that Australian farm business managers operate in a more volatile business environment than is the case for virtually all national agriculture sectors world-wide, and also that businesses involved in Australian agriculture experience more than twice the level of volatility on average of businesses in other sectors of the Australian economy... The research examines available financial data for broadacre farms in Australia, to ascertain the extent to which farm managers and their business advisors have been able to successfully manage volatility in their business decisions... Australian farm businesses compete with businesses in other sectors of the Australian economy for capital, and human and natural resources it is useful to consider the volatility of the agriculture sector relative to those other sectors of the economy, and also to identify whether the relative volatility of the agriculture sector has changed over time...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Foreword My plan is to achieve higher profit margins for my familys' farming business and through my study, I hope to learn how farmers overseas are doing this... Defining the problem When I discuss value adding, I am talking about something as basic as grading or drying the grain... All the things have a far greater bearing on the cost of food than the actual commodities that we produce as farmers, and many farmers I talk to do not understand this...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
The review demonstrated the safety and natural occurrence of ethyl formate in the diet... In bin fumigant monitoring: In each trial, ethyl formate and CO 2 levels were measured in five critical places in the silos except Trial 6 in which measurements were taken from one position only... Monitoring systems: The Miran SapphIRe (Thermo Environmental Instruments) programmable infra-red gas analyser was used to measure ethyl formate without interference by CO 2 at occupational exposure levels (100 ppm) and below...
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