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Canola is a common break crop used by some of the most profitable eastern wheatbelt growers surveyed for a GRDC-Planfarm Break Crop Economics report... The report found - using a six-year gross-margin analysis - that the highest ranked rotation for the most profitable 25 per cent of growers surveyed was canola/wheat/barley, closely followed by pasture/wheat/canola/wheat... Profitable growers surveyed used an average 8.23 units/ha of phosphorus in cereals, 7.75 units/ha in canola, 7.31 units/ha in lupins and none in fallows or pastures...
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The project focuses on working with producers to identify and showcase ways of improving the environmental and financial performance of grazing businesses, acknowledging that both are linked... Such people are failing to put a benchmark in its correct context... Kevin McCosker QPI & F Ph: 07 4936 0326 Email: Kevin.mccosker@deedi,qld.gov.au < Keep browsing 0 Responses to EXPERIENCES WITH BENCHMARKING PROFIT AND MANAGEMENT IN CQ BEEF CATTLE BUSINESSES..
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Planfarm managing director Greg Kirk conducted a GRDC funded project investigating what can be done to improve the profitability of farming in the low rainfall eastern grainbelt region of WA... "The study was conducted to investigate how high performing farmers in the eastern grainbelt achieve profitability and to look closely at what can be done to lift profitability across the region," he said... Mr Kirk said that as part of the study, researchers and extension people active in the region were asked to identify key management practices with the potential to increase profitability that could be more widely adopted in the region...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Planfarm managing director Greg Kirk conducted a GRDC funded project investigating what can be done to improve the profitability of farming in the low rainfall eastern grainbelt region of WA... "The study was conducted to investigate how high performing farmers in the eastern grainbelt achieve profitability and to look closely at what can be done to lift profitability across the region," he said... Mr Kirk said that as part of the study, researchers and extension people active in the region were asked to identify key management practices with the potential to increase profitability that could be more widely adopted in the region...
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Dr Bell says several studies have shown a response to magnesium and/or sodium supplement in sheep grazing forage wheat, but the response in cattle has previously received little validation... One paddock was supplemented with a mix of Causmag (MgO):Salt (NaCl) and cracked grain at an allowance of 140 grams/head/day... Dr Bell says growers should provide stock with a mixture of 1:1 Causmag (MgO):Salt (NaCl) at an allowance of 20 grams/head/day for sheep and 140g/head/day for cattle...
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"In the trials we assessed whether investment in fertiliser needs to be cut to achieve a profit from lime incorporation and, overall, the answer was no... Dr Scanlan said growers considering reducing fertiliser application and cultivating soils to incorporate lime needed to consider a few factors to assess if it would provide short and long-term economic benefits... "Finally, the cultivation implement needs to be able to mix to the depth where the soil pH constraint occurs to produce an immediate payback on lime and cultivation...
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Guidelines developed for lime incorporation.. Researchers have developed initial parameters to guide Western Australian farmers who may be considering cultivating acidic soils to incorporate lime prior to seeding crops in 2014... "In the trials we assessed whether investment in fertiliser needs to be cut to achieve a profit from lime incorporation and, overall, the answer was no...
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Leading manager urges productivity action.. They are in overdrive to lift productivity, which across the grains sector has started to slip from the annual 2.1 per_cent recorded between 1978 and 2007... While agriculture has consistently made greater productivity gains than the mining, construction and retail sectors, Mr Daniel believes the lack of investment in the past 20 years in R&D, particularly in the wool sector (annual productivity from 1978 and 2007 for wool/sheep was 0.3 per cent) was now catching up with agriculture...
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Leading manager urges productivity action.. They are in overdrive to lift productivity, which across the grains sector has started to slip from the annual 2.1 per_cent recorded between 1978 and 2007... While agriculture has consistently made greater productivity gains than the mining, construction and retail sectors, Mr Daniel believes the lack of investment in the past 20 years in R&D, particularly in the wool sector (annual productivity from 1978 and 2007 for wool/sheep was 0.3 per cent) was now catching up with agriculture...
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" Over The Fence West: Big gains at a low cost 17 July 2014 Cascade farmer Anthony Parker is living proof that a low-cost approach to precision agriculture (PA) can still deliver major improvements to a farming system... Technology to reduce spray drift GCTV: Drift Reducing Technology..
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