Article key points of November include:
by Brent Pritchard (Agronomist)
Average harvest grain loss from the @harvestloss survey - $9,200
Drop tray options: Bushel Plus; Ag Gear; ScherGain; HarvestCalc
Find that sweet spot of acceptable loss and capacity
If you do not measure, you do not know.
Is now the time for Robots in Ag? Part 1
by Keith Symondson (CEO)
A combination of factors (improvements and reduction in costs of tech, greater take up in other industries, availability of people and WHS concerns) are driving the introduction of autonomous tech; basically, robots are coming to agriculture.
Robots will potentially bring great benefits to farm businesses, but the technology is still in its infancy.
This article starts with the state of the art in driverless tractors - looking at aftermarket solutions; concept autonomous versions of current machines and purpose built robots
Grain Marketing Tips for the 2020 Harvest
by Mae Connelly (Grain Marketing Consultant)
Payment terms vary by buyer and range from 48 hours to 30 days from end of week of nomination.
Deferred (July 2021) Transfer contract options are limited again this season.
Allocate canola by the nett value of each load (including oil and admix).
Barley and wheat contracts – Consider which grades and varieties you need to cover on a contract and allocate by grade spreads rather than prices.
Farmanco Marketing can help with correct allocation to contracts over harvest.
What does Footy Tipping have to do with Farm Business Management?
By Stacey Bell (Management Consultant)
Playing the odds at football is like playing the odds with your farm
Sticking to established rules of thumb pay out over the longer term
It won’t always work, but in the end, it will work most often
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