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Farm management consultants' Modus operandi: Case studies in the South Island of New Zealand
(Lincoln University, 1996)
The objective of this thesis is to describe and analyse the farm management consultants' modus operandi in the South Island of New Zealand. Using the "Grounded Theory" qualitative research method, seventeen consultants ...
The feasibility of farm ownership in the current financial climate
(Lincoln University. Faculty of Commerce. Kellogg Rural Leaders Programme., 2006)
The purpose of this report was to investigate key issues surrounding land ownership, how they are changing and what impact this has. Both rural and residential land have been discussed because in New Zealand often ...
Social objective synthesis report 2: social differentiation and choice of management system among ARGOS Farmers/Orchardists
(Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability, 2009-08)
The ARGOS (Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability) project was designed to enable the interrogation of the condition of sustainability in the New Zealand agriculture sector. To account for the country’s reliance on ...
Financial budgeting in sheep and beef businesses
(Lincoln University. Faculty of Commerce. Kellogg Rural Leaders Programme., 2009)
Over the past twelve months we have seen extreme fluctuations in factors affecting agricultural return such as exchange rates and dairy payout. This volatility is changing the risk status of agriculture in New Zealand. ...
Dairy breeding traits : the farmers' perception
(Lincoln University, 2006)
The aim of this study was to identify which breeding traits New Zealand dairy farmers believed were the most important and whether variations in farm system influenced these opinions. A random sample of 2000 herds, ...
Benchmarking and management behaviours of top sheep and beef cattle farmers
(Lincoln University, 2001)
The aim of this dissertation was to gain an insight into the use of benchmarking in the current management practices of top performing sheep and beef cattle farmers in the South Island of New Zealand. The more specific ...
A study of factors affecting the adoption and use of computer software in Canterbury (New Zealand) and Florida (Uruguay) dairy farming
(Lincoln University, 2002)
This study is about understanding farmers' information management behaviour, particularly in relation to the software adoption and use process, and consequently how farm information systems might be improved. Two dairy ...
Dynamic planning and pig fattening
(Lincoln College, University of Canterbury, 1977)
Farmers make decisions in a planning environment in which planning information is frequently imperfect and outcomes uncertain. Efficient planning systems must therefore be dynamic in nature. However, available systems which ...
The development and evaluation of a peasant farm management game - A tool in extension - Education in Nepal and other under developed countries
(Lincoln College, University of Canterbury, 1970)
In this project, an attempt has been made to develop and evaluate a Peasant Farm Management Game to be used as a tool for teaching tropical and subtropical agriculture to groups and individuals. The main aim is to provide ...
Recalling management changes in the New Zealand sheep/beef and wool sectors as response to external and internal drivers: preliminary analysis of ARGOS retrospective interviews
(Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability, 2011-06)