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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
2013 GRDC Farm Business Update for Growers and Advisers - Launceston 77 Once we introduced this strategy to our clients not only did it save them tax initially we noticed another interesting phenomenon and this is demonstrated in the figure below... To encourage reflection, a program or timetable is required to ensure reflection takes place... (Please circle) YES/NO 2013 GRDC Farm Business Update for Growers and Advisers - Launceston 109 5 - Please indicate your degree of satisfaction with the presentations on a scale of 0 to 10 where 0 is totally unsatisfacto,r 5yis moderately satisfactory and 10 is totally satisfactory in regards to: a)How relevant the information presented is to you in working with your rural clients b) How easy it was to understand c)How useful it will be to you when workingwith your clients Easy to Relevance Usefulness Comment understand Local, National and global economic outlook and the potential impact for Tasmanian agriculture Saul Eslake ............................................... ............................................... .................................................
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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
2013 GRDC Farm Business Update for Growers and Advisers - Launceston 77 Once we introduced this strategy to our clients not only did it save them tax initially we noticed another interesting phenomenon and this is demonstrated in the figure below... To encourage reflection, a program or timetable is required to ensure reflection takes place... (Please circle) YES/NO 2013 GRDC Farm Business Update for Growers and Advisers - Launceston 109 5 - Please indicate your degree of satisfaction with the presentations on a scale of 0 to 10 where 0 is totally unsatisfacto,r 5yis moderately satisfactory and 10 is totally satisfactory in regards to: a)How relevant the information presented is to you in working with your rural clients b) How easy it was to understand c)How useful it will be to you when workingwith your clients Easy to Relevance Usefulness Comment understand Local, National and global economic outlook and the potential impact for Tasmanian agriculture Saul Eslake ............................................... ............................................... .................................................
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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
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 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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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
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: Ground Cover
GM technology feeds into global productivity.. The Agricultural Biotechnology Council of Australia (ABCA) is a new joint initiative of Ausbiotech, CropLife Australia, Grains Research and Development Corporation and the National Farmers' Federation... Consumers are confused about the use and availability of GM foods and crops in Australia: 55 per_cent of survey participants said they did not know whether "most of the cotton grown in Australia is GM" almost 100 per_cent of the Australian cotton crop is GM; 36 per_cent said they did not know whether "most of the fruit and vegetables grown in Australia were GM" (no GM fruit and vegetables are produced in, or imported into, Australia); and 29 per_cent believed that "most of the processed foods in Australian supermarkets contain GM ingredients"...
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