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    • 1% Is it enough? 

      Bartlett, Ellen (Lincoln University. Faculty of Commerce. Kellogg Rural Leaders Programme., 2010)
      The purpose of this report is to look at whether the amount of money spent by Fonterra on research and development is enough. Currently Fonterra spend around 1% of turn over on research and development. The body of the ...
    • 50 years of the AERU : an examination and summary of past research 

      Driver, Tim; Greer, Glen (Lincoln University. Agricultural Economics Research Unit., 2012-09)
      The AERU at Lincoln University celebrates its 50th jubilee in August 2012. The fortunes of the AERU have fluctuated during the last fifty years, but it has continued to fulfil the role for which it was established; to ...
    • Actual and potential computer use by a group of primary producers 

      Nuthall, Peter L. (Lincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research UnitLincoln, Canterbury., 1992-05)
      "In the rural sector, computer adoption has been significant, although not at the rate evident in the urban scene. In order to identify the level and type of computer use practised by rural businesses, especially farmers, ...
    • Adding value to farm products : case study analysis of four applications 

      Lough, Don (Lincoln University, 1991)
      New Zealand entered the post war era with a highly protected economy. This was accompanied by high agricultural commodity prices resulting from post-war shortages and increased demand during the 1950's. Protection removed ...
    • Agrarian restructuring in New Zealand 

      Fairweather, John R. (Lincoln University. Agribusiness & Economics Research Unit.Lincoln, Canterbury, 1992-04)
      In this research report the farm and structural changes in New Zealand between 1984 and 1990 are described by way of analysis of official statistics. A brief review of theory on family farms under capitalism precedes data ...
    • Agro-forestry evaluation: using goal programming: a case study in the Canterbury foothills 

      Percival, B. S. (Lincoln College, University of Canterbury, 1986)
      The assessment of multiple land uses is a challenging area in applied policy-related research. The question of which land use combinations best meet the needs of society is complicated by the fact that various use options ...
    • Air freight transport of fresh fruit and vegetables 

      Saunders, Caroline M.; Hayes, P. (Lincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit.Lincoln, Canterbury, 2007-10)
      The increasing international trade in fresh fruit and vegetables has started to raise concerns about the distance that food travels and the emissions associated with its transport. The term food miles has been coined to ...
    • Alternative management strategies and drafting policies for irrigated Canterbury sheep farms 

      Shadbolt, Nicola M. (Lincoln College, University of Canterbury, 1982)
      The purpose of this investigation was to study the economic implications to producers of altering the offtake pattern of lambs on irrigated farms. To permit such a study, a detailed analysis of both management and drafting ...
    • Alternative management strategies and drafting policies for irrigated Canterbury sheep farms 

      Shadbolt, Nicola M. (Lincoln College. Agricultural Economics Research Unit., 1982-11)
      The study reported in this publication is part of the A.E.R.U.'s continuing research effort into the seasonality of ruminant animal production in New Zealand. The philosophy behind the programme of research is that ...
    • Anaerobic digestion of poultry manure: a technology with a future in New Zealand? 

      Turbott, Christopher (Lincoln College, University of Canterbury, 1986)
      Anaerobic digestion is a promising technology for processing waste poultry manure. There are three useful products - methane (fuel), effluent (fertiliser), and carbon dioxide. Environmental problems associated with current ...
    • Analysing the robustness of spice chains in Nepal from a smallholder perspective 

      Bhattarai, Salil; Lyne, Michael; Martin, Sandra K. (Asian Economic and Social Society, 2015)
      This study assesses the performance of supply chains for ginger and large cardamom, two major export crops produced in Nepal. In particular, it aims to identify factors that constrain marketing choices available to ...
    • An analysis of factor costs in the New Zealand meat processing industry 

      Clemes, Mike (Lincoln College, University of Canterbury, 1984)
      This thesis analyses the factor costs of killing and processing sheep and lambs from works gate to ex-works in a New Zealand processing company. It examines the effect of throughput numbers on these factor costs using ...
    • An analysis of the demand for carpet wool in the United States of America 

      Acland, H. T. D. (Lincoln College, University of Canterbury, 1966)
      The United States of America is a large and important market for wool, and it is a market which relies heavily on imported supplies of wool. The future behaviour of this market is therefore of considerable consequence to ...
    • An analysis of the feasibility of using image processing to estimate the live weight of sheep 

      Burke, Jonathan A.; Nuthall, Peter L.; McKinnon, Alan E. (Lincoln University. Farm and Horticultural Management Group.Lincoln University, Chirstchurch, 2004-06)
      One of the difficulties in successfully managing the supply and use of animal feed in sheep farming is in knowing the live weight of the sheep in the various mobs a farmer may be using. Most farmers make intuitive estimates ...
    • An analysis of the interdependence of costs and prices and their effects on the agricultural sector 

      Galwey, D. de B. (Lincoln College, University of Canterbury, 1976)
      In recent years the agricultural sector in New Zealand has been faced with rising input prices and apart from the commodity price booms in the 1973 and 1974 seasons, prices received have been insufficient to maintain an ...
    • Analysis of the price and availability of New Zealand wools according to their textile properties 

      Stanley-Boden, I. P. (Lincoln College, University of Canterbury, 1985)
      Models have been developed and tested to analyse the variation in wool prices and to show availability patterns for New Zealand wools in terms of the textile properties of the wools. New Zealand Wool Board (NZWB) auction ...
    • An analysis of the retail demand for meat in the United Kingdom 

      Philpott, B. P.; Matheson, Mary J. (Lincoln College. Agricultural Economics Research Unit., 1965)
      The value of New Zealand's meat exports is close to £100 million per annum. Any business organisation selling a product on such a scale would ensure that it possessed very full up-to-date details as to the main factors ...
    • The application of a whole farm business simulator in farm machinery investment analysis 

      Gamble, D. R. (Lincoln College, University of Canterbury, 1978)
      A common approach to the analysis of farm machinery purchase/contract and size problems has been the use of average total cost curves (a partial analysis). This study examines a whole farm approach to machinery investment ...
    • The application of expert system methodology to feed management 

      Nuthall, Peter L.; Bishop-Hurley, G. J. (Lincoln University. Agricultural Economics Research UnitLincoln, Canterbury, 1994-10)
      Computers are becoming an increasing part of the range of tools available to farmers in carrying out their farm management activities. However, there is a range of utilisation of computers within the farming sector. This ...
    • The application of grassland information to Canterbury farming practice at present price levels 

      Flay, A. H. (New Zealand Grassland Association., 1933)
      The object of this paper is to show on a financial basis the relation between poor pastures, good pastures, and mixed farming (including good pastures). Valuable information has accumulated during the last few years ...