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A transport survey of South Island farmers

Young, S. L.
Ambler, T. I.
Filan, S. J.
Fields of Research
ANZSRC::140217 Transport Economics , ANZSRC::0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management
Late in 1975 the Agricultural Economics Research Unit surveyed 3,156 randomly chosen South Island sheep farmers to obtain information on their transport needs and problems. The primary aim of the survey was to quantify the volume and flow patterns of the two major South Island farm commodities: livestock and wool. Farm management practices, and the basis for certain farm management decisions, were also investigated in the survey to clarify their impact on transport efficiency. As well, the opinions of farmers were sought on a number of important farm transport issues. The resulting findings in this variety of matters are presented in this report.