A training manual tor the use of @risk (Monte Carlo) simulations to create indivdiual whole farm financial risk outputs
Issue around surfacing and testing rules of thumb to make more informed decisions.
Honours research into issues affecting time of sowing - important when considering social issues around earlier sowing
The presentation Harm delivered at the Sheep Management Showcase in 2015. It higlighted that it's ok to have sheep in cropping systems - they will not compromise soil organic carbon.
Farming systems long term comparison - ‘fuel burner’, ‘hungry sheep’, ‘reduced till’ and ‘no till’ farming systems.
Mineral deficiencies in sheep - opportunities to improve animal health and production.
Methane measurements from different feed sources in low rainfall farming systems. NRM implications.
Describes insights from conducting whole farm risk analysis using Monte Carlo simulations with farmers.
Sheep enterprises deserve the same degree of managerial input as does cropping. Strategic investment in livestock can pay huge dividends. Learn how to use genetic tools so better ram investments can be made.
Benchmarking on upper EP has allowed identification of areas to address in livestock production to improve productivity and/or profitability.
Biophysical and economic impact and adaption options in a changing climate for low rainfall mixed farms & graziers in the rangelands.
Non-merino ewe condition score impact on fertility.
Opportunities to adapt feedlot approaches to extensive lamb production feed supplements to improve growth rates and productivity in grazed cereal stubble and contra impacts on canola stubble.
Highlights constraints on pasture production and nitrogen fixation. Outlines work in southern NSW looking at impact of soil acidification on root growth and nodulation of legumes - key drivers of pasture incorporation in mixed farming.
Results from this study having a livestock enterprise is not the driver of overall farm profit in the Wimmera/Mallee region with profit trending downwards as percentage of income from livestock increases.
Financial analysis of business across grain growing areas, acknowloging role of livestock in risk management.
Issues and opportunities for livestock production in low-medium rainfall Southern Mallee & Wimmera areas.
Financial risk modelling and long-run weather and price variations
A summary of the Eyre Peninsula sheep group activities to deliver whole farm system forums
Summarises 6 years of grazing crop research in Wimmera-Mallee and some of the opporutnities to make grazing a grain crop work.
Legume termination and end-use is a compromise between biomass (feed), system benefits, hay and grain production.
Producer stories of changing land management to increase surface cover and productivity in mixed farming systems on Eyre Peninsula