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dc.contributor.authorWoodford, Keith B.en
dc.contributor.authorGreer, John P.en
dc.contributor.authorPhillips, A.en
dc.date.accessioned2008-03-31T21:56:52Z
dc.date.issued2003en
dc.identifier.citationWoodford, K., Greer, J., & Phillips, A. (2003). Searching for productivity and competitive advantage on New Zealand dairy farms. In Proceedings of the 14th International Farm Management Congress. England: International Farm Management Association.en
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-990038-1-7en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/415
dc.description.abstractThe New Zealand dairy industry is susceptible to volatile international prices, and depends on cost leadership at the farm level to maintain its international competitive advantage. The industry has accepted a target of 4% productivity improvement per annum. However, cost-based benchmarks of productivity are not used widely by farmers. It is argued that at the farm level, overall gains in resource efficiency need to be assessed in terms of cost per unit of output, and that these benchmarks need to be calculated in both cash and economic terms. These output-based cost benchmarks are tools both for assessing alternative technologies and for monitoring progress. However, they need to be used with discretion, and with recognition that strategic goals of increasing wealth through capital gain may on occasions take farmers in other directions.en
dc.format.extent771-776en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInternational Farm Management Associationen
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - International Farm Management Associationen
dc.sourceProceedings 14th International Farm Management Congressen
dc.subjectdairy farmingen
dc.subjectcost of productionen
dc.subjectbenchmarksen
dc.subjectproductivityen
dc.subjectLivestock Production/Industries,en
dc.titleSearching for productivity and competitive advantage on New Zealand dairy farmsen
dc.typeConference Contribution - Published
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.unitFaculty of Agribusiness and Commerceen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Land Management and Systemsen
pubs.finish-date2003-08-15en
pubs.notesPaper presented at the 14th International Farm Management Congress, Perth, Western Australia, August 10th to 15th, 2003.en
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pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce/LAMS
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.start-date2003-08-10en
lu.subtypeConference Paperen


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