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dc.contributor.authorBrakenrig, Eva
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-30T00:10:40Z
dc.date.available2018-01-30T00:10:40Z
dc.date.issued2017-11-09
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/8964
dc.description.abstractThe dairy goat milking sector in New Zealand is a developing industry. It is predominantly clustered in the Waikato and consists of both indoor and outdoor systems. This dissertation investigates the key drivers, planning, limitations and benefits surrounding the adoption of goat milking systems for six established case studies in New Zealand. All six case studies are located in the Waikato and supply the Dairy Goat Co-operative (DGC). Five of the case studies are indoor systems and one is an outdoor system. Key drivers behind the dairy goat system adoption were influenced by individual circumstances and constraints of their initial systems. They included the financial returns involved, including a consistent payout; also farm ownership opportunities, lifestyle changes and being forced out of their original systems due to a lack of profitability. The case studies utilised established farms as a source of information during the planning and establishment phases. The case studies were identified as early adopters. The main benefit surrounding the adoption was the financial returns, they exceeded expectations and added stability to their income. The main limitation was highlighted to be the cap on shares, which limited growth but was beneficial to the consistency of their payout. The case studies were positive about the future of the dairy goat industry. Each case study stated they will continue to be a part of the industry with plans for growth when opportunities arise to improve their systems.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln Universityen
dc.subjectdairy goat systemen
dc.subjectinnovationen
dc.subjectindoor farmingen
dc.subjectcluster theoryen
dc.subjectkey driversen
dc.subjectco-operativeen
dc.subjectgoat farmingen
dc.titleCase studies on the adoption of dairy goat milking systems in New Zealanden
dc.typeDissertationen
thesis.degree.nameBachelor of Agricultural Science with Honoursen
lu.thesis.supervisorTrafford, Guy
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Agricultural Sciencesen
dc.subject.anzsrc0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Managementen
dc.subject.anzsrc070107 Farming Systems Researchen


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