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dc.contributor.authorAlvarez, Jorgeen
dc.contributor.authorNuthall, Peter L.en
dc.date.accessioned2007-08-24T01:09:35Z
dc.date.issued2001-07en
dc.identifier.issn1174-8796en
dc.identifier.otherResearch Report 04/2001en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/102
dc.description.abstractFor providing systems to support decision making it is important to understand how farmers collect and manage decision information. Using data from a mail survey a ""three-information-area"" and ""four-system-type"" model was tested to describe Canterbury dairy farmer's information management structure. Those using computerised systems in every area were the largest group, but representing only 12% of farmers. Farmers using computerised systems in different information areas show similar characteristics in contrast to non-users, such as having farmed less years, being younger, having larger herds and bigger farms, being more educated, spending more time doing office work, involving more both farm adviser and accountant time, and being more profit oriented. Those who own computers, but do not use computerised information systems, are not statistically different from those not owning computers. The use of computers for managing feed and pasture information seems to be more restricted than for finance and livestock. The relationships among farm management computer use and the farmer's characteristics were checked using single statistical tests, regression and cluster analyses. The research findings are relevant for those aiming to improve farmer information management and also for farm software developers.en
dc.format.extent1-34en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln University. Farm and Horticultural Management Groupen
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - Lincoln University. Farm and Horticultural Management Group - http://hdl.handle.net/10182/102en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesFarm and Horticultural Management Group Research Reporten
dc.subjectcomputer useen
dc.subjectfarm managementen
dc.subjectdairy farmingen
dc.subjectCanterburyen
dc.titleComputers and information management in Canterbury dairy farmingen
dc.typeReport
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::300000 Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences::300900 Land, Parks and Agriculture Management::300901 Farm management, rural management and agribusinessen
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitApplied Management and Computingen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agribusiness and Commerceen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Land Management and Systemsen
dc.subject.anzsrc140201 Agricultural Economicsen
pubs.confidentialfalseen
pubs.organisational-group/LU
pubs.organisational-group/LU/AMAC
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce/LAMS
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.publisher-urlhttp://hdl.handle.net/10182/102en
dc.publisher.placeLincoln, Canterburyen
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0002-1964-8937
lu.subtypeInternal Useen


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