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- By Catherine Norwood Across Australia's grain-growing states, grains biosecurity officers provide a link between policy, planning and the practical application of biosecurity measures on farms and in the community... At field days, for instance, the grains biosecurity officers are often as busy behind the scenes as they are mixing with participants... IMAGE CAPTION: Grains biosecurity officers are often as busy behind the scenes as they are mixing with participants at field days...
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4. There is a need for strong leadership amongst dairy farmers, advocacy bodies and companies to ensure they think outside the square to meet the future challenges and opportunities... The theory suggests that the co-operative can serve the members' interests by taking produce to markets and extracting a better price from the market place than its competitors due to economies of scale... The model should be structured to extract the best farm gate returns for its members and also have the processing capacity to achieve the right balance of products to return a competitive dividend...
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Products may be identified by proprietary or trade names to help readers identify particular types of products but this is not, and is not intended to be, an endorsement or recommendation of any product or manufacturer referred to... The schemes are often viewed as a box-ticking exercise by management within the business and the degree of ownership or buy-in from management and staff is low... Overall, the increasing scarcity of arable land, water constraints and rising input and energy costs in agriculture all serve to highlight the critical importance of achieving higher agricultural productivity in a more sustainable manner both at the farm level and upstream and downstream sectors of the food supply chain" (OECD/Food and..
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A highly diversified enterprise at Lucindale, South Australia, has opened the gate to value-adding and marketing opportunities for the Seears family.. The quest to better understand the pulse supply chain prompted Lachie to change his perspective about the processing sector and to invest in on-farm strategies to keep the business moving forward and closer to end users... We developed management structures such as training staff and establishing processes which allow me to work on our business, not just in it."..
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A highly diversified enterprise at Lucindale, South Australia, has opened the gate to value-adding and marketing opportunities for the Seears family.. The quest to better understand the pulse supply chain prompted Lachie to change his perspective about the processing sector and to invest in on-farm strategies to keep the business moving forward and closer to end users... We developed management structures such as training staff and establishing processes which allow me to work on our business, not just in it."..
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Farm storage puts a price tag on efficiency.. Brad Jones sees on-farm storage as the way for growers to get closer to the value end of the supply chain... The objective is to achieve the efficiency and flexibility needed for Brad to pursue his ambition to put his on-farm production closer to the consumer - closer to the end of the supply chain where the value of the grain is highest...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Decision making within a category is often price driven and disjointed there is a need for a value chain that is transparent and collaborative between three parties - the retailer, supplier and consumer... The overall viability of such programs may only be short lived for several reasons: economics, changing consumer buying behaviours and consumer lifestyles, or competition... European suppliers are in touch with the needs of both consumers and retailers...
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As farmers we focus on issues including risk, costs and profit margins for our production systems because efficiency and productivity will be the basis for success in supplying commodities... I examined why farmers choose to operate individually and reasons why collaborative approaches have not been successful... Most individual farmers don't possess the grain marketing skills to consistently maximise the value of their production and have limited ability to leverage the best "deal" when small tonnages are offered...
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The travel and associated study undertaken as a result of the scholarship had two core themes and the findings, conclusions and recommendations from this study are presented in this report... Australian farmers have been very innovative over the last 30 years and are amongst the most efficient in the world but I now believe this can-not continue as it has as we are losing too much human capital from food production... There is great interest among growers and merchants that I met about the market demand for true organic hops as compared to Northern Hemisphere organic hops which still get a lot of "organic "chemical applications such as copper...
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But I believe my mind was sufficiently open to face the reality of what I was to investigate and the principle that we could adapt if there is the need to change Distance usually prevents Australian producers involved in the Livestock export trade a full appreciation of all fundamentals steering the future direction of their industry and individual businesses... There is also a demand for the direct purchase of live animals particularly in the Muslim festivals... The factors strongly indicate there will always be a demand for the supply of live animals to the many nations without the capacity to produce livestock themselves...
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