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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 ...
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 ...
Small dairy farms, North Island - Prospects, challenges and change: A survey and analysis
(Lincoln University. Faculty of Agribusiness & Commerce, 2015-12)
This study looks at the small dairy farm problem in response to industry pressure and associated research funding (from DairyNZ through a small dairy farmer organization … Smaller Milk and Supply Herds Association…SMASH). ...
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 ...