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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The affable and unassuming nature of Leo Delahunty belies the steely farm business acumen and focus that the family farming operation, Templemore Partners, has applied over the past 40 years.. The Delahuntys ( Table 1 ) have segmented five key drivers for farm business success: cost management; productivity; external advice and relationships; structures and opportunities to improve people in the business; and understanding the risk profile of your business... Capital expenditure is analysed closely...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Study sharpens management practices.. Paul began to realise that Australia is as much as 10 years more advanced than North America and Europe with no-till practices and because the Australian market is such a small portion of world machinery sales there are not many manufacturers building machinery to Australian growers' needs... This year, Paul is growing canola for the first time and plans to use his new knowledge of finance gained through the scholarship to assist with farm expansion...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The affable and unassuming nature of Leo Delahunty belies the steely farm business acumen and focus that the family farming operation, Templemore Partners, has applied over the past 40 years.. The Delahuntys ( Table 1 ) have segmented five key drivers for farm business success: cost management; productivity; external advice and relationships; structures and opportunities to improve people in the business; and understanding the risk profile of your business... Capital expenditure is analysed closely...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Options include increasing the capacity or number of header(s) we own, bringing in contractors, starting harvest earlier with aeration drying through a large storage complex, and methods to improve harvesting efficiency (chaser and mother bins)... For many the extreme rainfall events over 2010 resulted in income losses similar to the value of a header, suggesting if they purchased a second header then it could have paid for itself in one year... In the base case of a class 8 header the total cost of harvesting is $13.22/tonne (from table 2) plus $3/tonne to increase harvest efficiency by 30% with a chaser bin for a total of $16.22/t...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Rainfall and climatic conditions cause large variations in grain yields, resulting in annual Victorian wheat production varying in the range 1 to 3 million tonnes.. Farm costs are increasing and are difficult to adjust in line with seasonal variation continue an upward trend as illustrated by machinery costs over the last 15 years... 15 years later the same sample of farms now spend over $800,000 per year...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
The project has shown how the practice of SSM can deliver large, consistent and recurring increases in the yields of cereals, canola and pulse crops grown on Sodosol soils across the HRZ of Victoria... The practice was developed to overcome crop yield constraints caused by dense clay subsoils that are widespread across the HRZ. Low aeration in the clay limits deep root growth into the subsoil and this has been identified as a cause for the generally disappointing crop yields in the Victorian HRZ. Earlier research demonstrated how SSM can transform the physical properties of the clay layers... For sites with the 1/2 SSM treatment (6 site x seasons), the commercial wheat crop yielded an average of 6.2t/ha, the full SSM 9.7t/ha, and the 1/2 SSM 8.8 t/ha (42% response).This was surprising and suggests that this lower rate of manure incorporation will also give increases in grain yield...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
Investment in technology-enhanced machinery has provided significant productivity gains for grain growers over the last 10 years... Determining the appropriate level of machinery investment for an individual farm business can be a challenge... Each business has a different cost structure and a different set of resources available individual situations need to be analysed carefully before making investment decisions...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
Investment in technology-enhanced machinery has provided significant productivity gains for grain growers over the last 10 years... Determining the appropriate level of machinery investment for an individual farm business can be a challenge... Each business has a different cost structure and a different set of resources available individual situations need to be analysed carefully before making investment decisions...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
Investment in technology-enhanced machinery has provided significant productivity gains for grain growers over the last 10 years... Determining the appropriate level of machinery investment for an individual farm business can be a challenge... Each business has a different cost structure and a different set of resources available individual situations need to be analysed carefully before making investment decisions...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Machinery investment can have significant implications on the ability of a farm business to produce grain profitably... As an example, a recent case study of a modest wheat-growing farm near Booleroo Centre in upper-north South Australia compared investment in machinery with cost of production of wheat ( Table 2 )... Running a level of machinery investment significantly above what would be regarded as reasonable resulted in the cost of production of wheat in an average year rising by $14 per tonne, even after allowing a five per_cent improvement in productivity due to better equipment...
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