Monday, February 21, 2011

Another report

"Enhancing the Resilience of Dairy Farms in the high rainfall regions - Riding the volatility rollercoaster" by Graeme Nicoll 2010 Nuffield Scholar

Key points include;
Dairyfarmers must structure their operations to cope with greater volatility in the future.
Farmers are some of the best systems thinkers in the world.
The most productive cow is not necessarily the most profitable.
Pasture utilisation & farm profitability could be increased significantly with the adoption of simple best management practices.
The potential of social media to connect and inform farmers should not be ignored.
Cow and pasture efficiency are critical drivers of profitability and GHG emission reductions in pasture based dairy systems.

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