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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
Top farm businesses understand their expenditure in five key cost areas: Variable Costs, Overhead Costs, Financial Costs, Personal Costs and Capital Costs... The costs which farm businesses incur are classified into five categories: Operating: 1 Variable Costs (input costs) 2 Overhead Costs (fixed costs) 3 Finance Costs, Non-Operating: 4 Personal Costs and 5 Capital Costs... One common way of reducing overhead costs is to increase the scale of your operations...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
Top farm businesses understand their expenditure in five key cost areas: Variable Costs, Overhead Costs, Financial Costs, Personal Costs and Capital Costs... The costs which farm businesses incur are classified into five categories: Operating: 1 Variable Costs (input costs) 2 Overhead Costs (fixed costs) 3 Finance Costs, Non-Operating: 4 Personal Costs and 5 Capital Costs... One common way of reducing overhead costs is to increase the scale of your operations...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
Top farm businesses understand their expenditure in five key cost areas: Variable Costs, Overhead Costs, Financial Costs, Personal Costs and Capital Costs... The costs which farm businesses incur are classified into five categories: Operating: 1 Variable Costs (input costs) 2 Overhead Costs (fixed costs) 3 Finance Costs, Non-Operating: 4 Personal Costs and 5 Capital Costs... One common way of reducing overhead costs is to increase the scale of your operations...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
3.4 MECHANISATION - PLANT ESTABLISHMENT DIRECT SEEDING VERSUS TRANSPLANTING Transplanting is the most common method used in Australia for plant establishment... The time will come where it will be illegal to use and in any case their use should be affecting the farmers" environmental conscience... When is comes to looking into alternative methods for weed and disease control there is a need for progressive farmers to realise changes will confront the industry with regards to limitations on chemical use...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Over the last 10 years farm income per hectare increased about 50 % it is offset by an increase in cost per hectare of crop inputs, machinery and finance... The increase in farm costs, when combined with increased seasonal income volatility, results in tighter financial margins per hectare and increases the complexity of decision making... 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: GRDC Updates
Benchmarking and performance analysis - knowing your key drivers of business success.. Rising cost trends are placing greater pressure on farm businesses to achieve higher breakeven yields and prices and maintain profit margins... The level of income earned can also vary significantly from earlier projections as farmers seek to manage both production (rainfall, frost, pest, grain quality etc.) and marketing (global commodity prices) variables...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
A variety of machines are currently available to make harvest jobs easier, with less labour input than we use in Australia - but all is dependent on funds available to purchase, operate and maintain the machines... Harvesting machines and methods used were similar to what I have seen in Australia, but farm and business size made it easier to explore options in house with dedicated CAD personnel and engineers to build the designs... At the time of visiting the UK (November 2010) one of the companies I met with felt there was a need for farm sizes to increase as margins to the grower were trending down...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Pittsworth grower Peter Bach has implemented a new approach to nutrient management this season that aims to reduce labour costs and improve machinery efficiency on his family's 1214-hectare property in south-east Queensland... Instead of applying fertiliser on fallow country before sowing summer crops, Peter has opted to delay this operation, and instead plans to increase his fertiliser rates at the time of sowing 566ha of sorghum and 242ha of maize... While Peter is now applying a total of 330kg/ha of fertiliser at planting, he hopes that placing the fertiliser rows 38 centimetres from the plant rows will reduce the potential for fertiliser toxicity resulting from the higher fertiliser rate...
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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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