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The extension needs of small dairy farmers
With the constant cost price squeeze, farmers with smaller farms must constantly consider their options to maintain their purchasing power. Some farmers will sell, others will buy extra land, some will sell and shift onto ...
Farmer survey to study needs of small-herders
The business plans and personal requirements of small-herd dairy farmers are to be put under the spotlight as part of a survey being organised by Lincoln University Lecturer in Agricultural Management and Agribusiness, Dr ...
Smaller scale New Zealand dairy farmers: The context for future innovations
There is a wide variation in the scale of New Zealand dairy herds, 18% of farmers manage more than 600 cows, while 69% of farmers have herds with less than 400 cows (DairyNZ & LIC 2012/13). The smaller scale farms, those ...
How dairy consultants help farmers design improved farming systems: The diagnosis and solving of low profitability problems by an expert dairy consultant
(Centre of Excellence in Farm Business Management, 2016-04)
DairyNZ have developed a training programme to improve the capability of novice consultants and this is being tested across seven consultancy firms. One important source of knowledge that would be useful for this training ...
How dairy consultants help farmers design improved farming systems?
(Centre of Excellence in Farm Business Management, 2014-09)
There is concern in the farm management consultancy field about the aging population of consultants and the lack of succession planning. One of the factors constraining the employment of new consultants is the time and ...
Future farm management options for smaller dairy farms
(Centre of Excellence in Farm Business Management, 2013-11)
In the last thirty years the size of the average New Zealand dairy herd has almost tripled (Dairy Statistics, 2013). Despite this growth, 36% of herds are considered small with less than 250 cows. It is important to develop ...