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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
I believe that Suzanne's comment reflected that while the board and directors had a well-managed and profitable business run in a responsible manner, they had lost touch with public perception and had not recognised or understood that the community now had a different expectation to how water resources are managed... What surprised me with this research was that it was being duplicated in neighbouring states, and that neither trial work had a control plot where a crop was grown under "best management practice" with the yield, response, and economic outcomes being measured against the other trial work... With the communication phase of succession, I believe we need to receive the affirmation of all parties included...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
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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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
The findings of the study project were based on information obtained from visiting a number of progressive global dairy farming operations in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Ireland and through research provided by agricultural specialists in this area... If and when there is a necessity to supplement the feed ration with higher levels of starch and/or forages, the alternative aforementioned processes could also be undertaken... The report provides nutritional options to improve our current pasture based systems...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Other impacts and conflicts of interest may have a long term effect on the success of implementing genomics and I will address these issues the dairy industry and policy makers will need to consider if it is to be successful... The Australian dairy industry has seen vast genetic improvements over the last 70 years with the introduction of Artificial Insemination (AI), herd testing, semen processing, sire proofing, introduction of breeding values for traits and now the evolution of genomic technology... It is imperative that any data collected from herd recording figures, workability data or confirmation evaluation, needs to follow a clear and definite path to the final users in order for service providers to evaluate in an appropriate and prompt manner delivering accurate and valuable information to the farming industry to allow farmers to make more informed decisions to drive their business into the future...
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Finally I would like to thank my wife Gillian, for her unwavering support and encouragement throughout my Nuffield Scholarship year... Australia in the same manner, farmers will have to modify their production system by feeding higher levels of concentrates to cows (to reach potential production) or abandon seasonal calving due to poorer reproductive performance, or both... Business management decisions are greatly impacted on by local legislation, local markets, and the individual production system business strategies are not covered in detail in this report...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
The use of biotechnology will play a significant role if Australia is to continue to be a major player in the global grains market... But currently growers and the general public are hearing conflicting view points on whether this technology will benefit Australia, or whether we'd be better off without genetically modified crops... The reduced usage of herbicides plus yield benefit obtained from the ability to seed early and control weeds, more than covers the additional cost...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
With recent rains has come sorghum sprouting across southern Queensland and northern NSW but research challenges conventional thinking that this grain has inferior feed quality and should be discounted... James Clark, Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) northern panel chair says research carried out under the Premium Grains for Livestock Program (PGLP) shows sprouting has little or no effect on feed value, provided it is not contaminated with fungal growth... Dr Black said there was no detrimental effect of sprouting on the energy value of grains for animals the effects of storage on the possible deterioration of sprouted grain or of mycotoxins that may develop needed to be examined...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
With recent rains has come sorghum sprouting across southern Queensland and northern NSW but research challenges conventional thinking that this grain has inferior feed quality and should be discounted... James Clark, Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) northern panel chair says research carried out under the Premium Grains for Livestock Program (PGLP) shows sprouting has little or no effect on feed value, provided it is not contaminated with fungal growth... Dr Black said there was no detrimental effect of sprouting on the energy value of grains for animals the effects of storage on the possible deterioration of sprouted grain or of mycotoxins that may develop needed to be examined...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The latest annual statistics regarding the global use of GM crops show that growers continue to reap the economic and environmental benefits of agricultural biotechnology, particularly in developing countries, after two decades of use... Since 1996 when GM crops were planted on just 1.7 million hectares, they have now been planted across close to 200 million hectares of arable land worldwide... Growers in up to 28 countries have reaped more than US$150 billion (A$202 billion) in benefits from their use...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Tasmanian grain growers will gather in Campbell Town this month to learn of new opportunities and research outcomes that could enhance their enterprises... The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) will host a grains research Update at The Grange on July 26... The use of nitrogen to maximise economic and environmental outcomes will be discussed by David Nash of DEPI Victoria, and Peter Johnson from the University of Tasmania will provide an update on research into dual purpose crops, plant growth regulators and nitrogen management in waterlogged soils...
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