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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Why small farms persist? The inﬂuence of farmers’ characteristics on farm growth and development. The case of smaller dairy farmers in NZ
(Wiley on behalf of Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, 2017-10)
Human capital is an important resource in primary production impacting on farmers’ decisions and actions. Given their current and expected economic environment, farmers must use their human capital in mapping out a trajectory ...