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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (South)
Influences on costs and profit Profit is driven by income and costs the impact on income should be considered when changing costs. '.. SAF is totally reliant on all operations to be undertaken by the contractors mutual obligation to each party is very strong - my preferred terminology of a `partnership`... I have always provided a worksheet to staff listing not only the salary, but also the other cash components of the package such as superannuation, housing, power and phones...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Grain marketing in a simplified way is a series of decisions starting from price discovery and strategy through sales and execution of the grain... The aim of the paper is to focus on the decision making process that is grain marketing, building some structures to help make those decisions and indentifying and explaining several key grain marketing concepts.. Rather than outlining specifics actions, tools and resources, general theory is outlined to help growers design their own 'pyramid' that suits their business...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Mr Knight suggests using a decision-making framework to help clarify and improve your approach to grain marketing. ".. Figure 1 The grain marketing pyramid - a framework for making effective grain marketing decisions.. The family decided to increase their on-farm storage in the short term to provide more control and flexibility to sell their grain strategically through the year...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Southern Regional Panel chair Keith Pengilley says the $2.15 million Australian Research Council Training Centre for Functional Grains, to be located at Charles Sturt University (CSU) at Wagga Wagga in New South Wales, aims to add value to crop production, improve product marketability and boost research capacity within the industry... CSU Associate Professor in Food Science, Dr Chris Blanchard, is the centre director and he says training the next generation of grains scientists will be a key focus of the centre... Caption: Charles Sturt University Associate Professor in Food Science and director of the new Australian Research Council Training Centre for Functional Grains, Dr Chris Blanchard (rear), pictured at CSU with grain science PhD students Christina Chin and Kyle Reynolds...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Wheat report monitors quality issues.. The 2014 Australian Wheat Quality Report is providing market intelligence for the users of Australian wheat... AEGIC's chief executive officer David Fienberg says millers, bakers and other processors rely on technical data such as protein, moisture and flour extraction levels to understand the functionality of the wheat they are using...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Wheat report monitors quality issues.. The 2014 Australian Wheat Quality Report is providing market intelligence for the users of Australian wheat... AEGIC's chief executive officer David Fienberg says millers, bakers and other processors rely on technical data such as protein, moisture and flour extraction levels to understand the functionality of the wheat they are using...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Mr McInerney said that in the past, many growers considered pulse crops difficult to grow due to limited herbicide options for weed control, disease susceptibility, volatile and limited markets, and low gross margins... "Today's pulses have better disease resistance and much improved weed control options, and market volatility is arguably no worse than wheat or canola prices, which now halve and double in the space of a couple of seasons," Mr McInerney said... He said the value of a pulse crop needed to be considered in the context of the whole rotation and across an entire property...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Profarmer grains marketing consultant Ron Storey says growers should be ready for increasingly competitive pricing this year as farmers abroad look to deliver larger crops... There's been a big response by farmers around the world to last year's higher prices, so a lot more acres have gone in the ground," Mr Storey said when addressing a Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Farm Business Update at Bendigo, Victoria... Mr Storey said there are various issues that growers will need to be mindful of when bringing their harvests to market, and a number of ways they can manage those risks...
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