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An economic survey of New Zealand wheatgrowers : survey no. 2

Davey, L. E.
Lough, R. D.
Lines, S. A.
MacLean, R. M.
Moffitt, R. G.
Fields of Research
ANZSRC::1402 Applied Economics , ANZSRC::140201 Agricultural Economics , ANZSRC::070107 Farming Systems Research
This Report is the second in an annual series of economic surveys of New Zealand wheatgrowing farms. These surveys have been undertaken by the Agricultural Economics Research Unit at Lincoln College on behalf of Wheat Growers Sub-Section of Federated Farmers of New Zealand Inc. Specific attention has been focused on the physical characteristics of wheatgrowing farms, the area of wheat and other crops sown, wheat yields, cultural practices and costs and returns for the 1977/78 wheat crop. An attempt has also been made to allocate plant and machinery overhead costs to the wheat enterprise on both an historical and current cost basis. The need for current and detailed information from the Survey involved two visits to the farms in the sample; one in the spring following drilling and the second in the autumn after harvest.