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Let’s cut the crap and get to the good stuff!

Posted by Brendon Walsh on 19 January 2016

Any business needs a real focus coupled with business strength. Sheep and beef farm businesses are no exception. However, sheep and beef farm businesses often don’t fulfil these 2 key business requirements. One of the big reasons is that the owners usually lack a definite focus that is highly relevant to them.

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Strength or weakness – which side of the line are you really on?

Posted by Brendon Walsh on 21 December 2015

New Zealand sheep and beef farm business owners have had consistently poor profit and other results for decades now. Therefore, everyone in the industry has been calling for the upskilling of these farmers so they can be ahead of the game and deliver profit every year. We all know that the real strength in our industry is going to come from those who have the most invested, the most to lose and produce the products others in the industry use to generate their incomes from.

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The highest priorities for sheep and beef farm pasture

Posted by Brendon Walsh on 14 December 2015

There are only two priorities for sheep and beef farm pasture - if you want to generate profit that is. They are (as our GrowFARM® clients tell us) very clear, logical and straightforward.

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Sheep and Beef Farm Profit – getting clear on the real deal

Posted by Brendon Walsh on 8 December 2015

Several of our accepted on-farm practices are keeping many sheep and beef farmers in a state of low profit and lack of belief that they can generate any more profit than they are doing now. In fact these practices tend to be recommended to farmers with the belief that they are sound. However, there tends to be very little connection with long term use of these practices and the historically poor business results from farming that are keeping our farm businesses just off survival. Here are some examples:

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