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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 Publications
At Agrimaster, we use a set of powerful business tools to breakthrough barriers so you can see where you are 'now', 'where' you want to go and 'how' you are going to get there... As a farm becomes bigger and involves another generation, there is a need to turn our attention to the people inside the organisation and the formalities, such as job descriptions, staff reviews, training, individual equity in the business etc., needed to foster their individual long term growth and development... Matters discussed include financial position, strategic direction, operational challenges and structural and personal desires of partners, including succession planning...
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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
Once we've completed an analysis of your business, our counsellors can help to build cash flows, forecasts and budgets so you can determine what lies ahead and make decisions based on valid information... As price received increases the working capital requirement reduces which indicates less risk associated with the business... The ORM data included 14 Victorian Mallee farms and showed that over the last 10 years their income had increased and costs had doubled while the surplus remained similar...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
The decision to expand into dairy goats was made for a number of reasons, opportunity of land becoming available, potential of value adding, greater increase in income possible compared to cows in the long term, possibile synergy between animals and we would be using knowledge and equipment we already have plus the challenges of a new enterprise... I would like to give others the same opportunities as I have had with this scholarship, particularly for my family... I found the China experience very humbling with so many people living in what we would regard as poverty but at the same time they seem happy and so proud to welcome us and share their life's experience...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
If graingrower, "opportunistic seller and micro-marketer" Mark Schilling could impart one gem of knowledge to other farmers it would be to invest in on-farm storage... Northern Yorke Processing is owned by five shareholders and adds value by cleaning and packing grain, while performing all the logistical operations necessary to market grains overseas... Northern Yorke International has three shareholders and markets its own grain. "..
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (South)
The paper firstly reviews how land values have increased over the last 20 years and the rate at which they have increased... In conjunction with the Management Team and Assistant Manager ensure that the property secure at all times and the property takes on a tidy appearance, and that tidiness is maintained... A recent survey conducted by Michael Pengilley suggests that 53 per cent of those surveyed (those working in agriculture; predominantly farmers) own a smartphone with 36 per cent owning a tablet (n=662)...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
This link of pasture consumption to profitability tells us that we must not allow anything to take away from our main source of efficiency if we want to continue to produce milk at a competitive price... Problems with the system include: Cows being pushed to or away from the dairy by bad weather... The main findings are: Robotic dairies need to be adapted to suit the best grazing outcomes in Australia and New Zealand Robotic dairies are quickly becoming affordable Local farmers and municipal waste sites could work together using gasifiers to the advantage of both parties Corporates and local farmers need to work together..
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
The owner who had allowed this generous spacing had a saying spoken from the perspective of the date palm, " take away my neighbour and I will give you her fruit" , meaning the palms produced higher yields if not competing against each other for water, nutrient and sunlight... In Abu Dhabi, recent research has determined 350 litres per day is sufficient to achieve maximum yield whilst keeping the palm in good condition... Pollination can be time consuming and using traditional methods can require high labour inputs...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
The checklist will help you get an appreciation of your current level of understanding of farm business management and identify areas you may want to focus on... There are references to recent GRDC Farm Business Management Fact Sheets to provide you with suggestions and guidance on improving your farm business management skills... 1. Strategy - setting direction and overseeing your business...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
The checklist will help you get an appreciation of your current level of understanding of farm business management and identify areas you may want to focus on... There are references to recent GRDC Farm Business Management Fact Sheets to provide you with suggestions and guidance on improving your farm business management skills... 1. Strategy - setting direction and overseeing your business...
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