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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
At Agrimaster, we use a set of powerful business tools to breakthrough barriers so you can see where you are 'now', 'where' you want to go and 'how' you are going to get there... Before we judge the proposal, I will provide some context... If family businesses make the majority of their decisions considering the impacts on family only, the business is often left bearing the negative consequences of these decisions...
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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: GRDC Updates
Introduction The 2010 harvest will remain in the mind of many farmers as they reflect on a year that could have been even better if grain yields and quality had been maintained... The formula for calculating a machinery work rate is: Work rate in Ha / Hr = (Speed (km/hr) x width (m)) x efficiency % 10 If harvesting a crop at 5 km / hr and using an 14m harvester and operating at 80% efficiency, this farmer should be able to harvest a crop at 5.6 ha / hr... The formula for calculating field efficiency is: Field efficiency % = Time spend operating the machine x 100 Total time spent in the paddock Total time spent in a paddock generally includes emptying the grain, travel, fixing breakdowns, turning, overlapping and undertaking maintenance...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
The project team identified soil nutrient test kits, ground penetrating radar, remote electrical conductivity (EC) procedures and an instrumented, calibrated tine to measure soil strength as tools that offer value to growers in southern Australia... Several rapid soil tests may be used by growers to improve their knowledge of soil conditions... The use of a calibrated, instrumented tine while cultivating with a machine fitted with a precision GPS allows growers to diagnose and map compacted and hard setting soils (strong soils without structure).This information will allow growers to develop ripping regimes, controlled traffic practices and other amelioration procedures that precisely target these soil structure hazards...
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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
Risk can be assessed by comparing gross margins calculated with varying values for an input... Contract Work Aerial spraying $14.00 /ha @ Urea spreading $12.00 /ha @ Insurance $8.50 /$1000 @ Other $0.00 /ha $0.00 /ha TOTAL VARIABLE COSTS GROSS MARGIN/hectare Break Even Price (to cover variable costs only) Break Even Yield (to cover variable costs only) Gross Margin based on last 5 year average price $0.00 $0.00 $3.19.. COMMENTS Assumes flock is fully wool shedding and no shearing, crutching or lice control costs are included...
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