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dc.contributor.authorBarron, T. R.
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-02T23:23:29Z
dc.date.available2014-07-02T23:23:29Z
dc.date.issued1985-11
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/6178
dc.descriptionThe New Zealand Kellogg Rural Leaders Programme develops emerging agribusiness leaders to help shape the future of New Zealand agribusiness and rural affairs. Lincoln University has been involved with this leaders programme since 1979 when it was launched with a grant from the Kellogg Foundation, USA.en
dc.description.abstractThe traditional forms of agriculture in New Zealand have been providing an ever diminishing return for its primary participants - the meat, wool and dairy farmer. Diversification has been the popular call to farmers. There are two very basic flaws in this "idea" which fundamentally preclude our farmers from major worthwhile changes in direction: (a) Diversification takes time - years to achieve. (Apart from which much farmland is not suitable to much else but pastoral farming). (b) Financial constraints - if he could afford to spend the money major diversification needs, the farmer wouldn't need to diversify! The net effect of this is that the institutions, organisations and individuals involved with farming have busied themselves with piecemeal and short-term "band-aid" solutions. This, rather than trying to devise a much broader approach to re-aligning the economy at large. There has been a general failure to approach agriculture as a vital and integral part of our total society/economy. With greater access to funds the city businessman has been best placed to take advantage of a sitution requiring large cash inputs, tax write downs and at the end of it all, a return on his capital. As a consequence, the lead in the diversification stakes has often been taken by the so called "Queen Street farmer" - e.g. kiwifruit and deer. This in turn has meant that subdivision of his land has usually been the farmers "best" means of diversification. The goat industry - fibre based as opposed to dairy - is the latest such industry to attract the big city dollars.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln University. Faculty of Commerce. Kellogg Rural Leaders Programme.en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesKellogg Rural Leaders Programme reporten
dc.rightsCopyright © The Author.en
dc.subjectgoat industryen
dc.subjectdiversificationen
dc.subjectagricultural industryen
dc.subjectAngoraen
dc.titleA commentary on the goat industryen
dc.typeMonographen
lu.contributor.unitKellogg Rural Leadersen
dc.subject.anzsrc070107 Farming Systems Researchen
dc.subject.anzsrc0702 Animal Productionen


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