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.
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.
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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