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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
I believe those farmers who have the philosophy "my job is to grow the grain, not market it" may struggle under a new freer grain marketing arrangement, especially if they are not prepared to spend time on that arm of their business... The issue of accountability, often seen as a negative, can actually be a powerful tool to help drive a business forward I saw many examples of joint ventures in my Nuffield travels, some of which I will provide more detail on later in this report... I believe one of the great opportunities in agriculture currently is for more farmers to take control of their own destiny and create their own opportunities by becoming more business savvy...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
The benefits of scale are reflected in the desire by family farm businesses to continue growing by purchasing additional land as it becomes available... From this, the aim was to identify opportunities for Australian farm businesses to make better use of their own resources and to find strategies to allow these businesses to cope with the reduced affordability of farm land... There are opportunities to make more efficient use of the capital we employ in our farm businesses and the first step in taking advantage of these opportunities is to recognise the two distinct activities that make up the 'business of farming' in Australia...
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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
There are opportunities to make more efficient use of the capital we employ in our farm businesses and the first step in taking advantage of these opportunities is to recognise the two distinct activities that make up the "business of farming" in Australia... Recommendations Based upon my observations of the workings of farm businesses in various parts of the world, I believe there are six key areas where farmers can make more efficient use of their capital... Providing that additional land investments are affordable for the business, I believe farmers should continue to purchase land if and when suitable opportunities arise...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Their parents, Garry and Debbie Collins, are still involved in the business, but have given the boys the opportunity to take over the reins - on the condition they first got a degree (Brad and Jay studied agribusiness) or a trade (Travis is a heavy diesel mechanic) before returning home... Jay, who has now been home for 10 years after graduating and travelling, took the time to chat from the cab of the truck as harvest was underway... "One of the advantages of a family business is the ability to share the workload," he says...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Their parents, Garry and Debbie Collins, are still involved in the business, but have given the boys the opportunity to take over the reins - on the condition they first got a degree (Brad and Jay studied agribusiness) or a trade (Travis is a heavy diesel mechanic) before returning home... Jay, who has now been home for 10 years after graduating and travelling, took the time to chat from the cab of the truck as harvest was underway... "One of the advantages of a family business is the ability to share the workload," he says...
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