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Using benchmarking to improve the financial and social sustainability of commercial goat meat, cashmere and mohair farms in Australia

McGregor, B. A. 2009, Using benchmarking to improve the financial and social sustainability of commercial goat meat, cashmere and mohair farms in Australia, Tropical and subtropical agroecosystems, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 53-57.

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Title Using benchmarking to improve the financial and social sustainability of commercial goat meat, cashmere and mohair farms in Australia
Author(s) McGregor, B. A.
Journal name Tropical and subtropical agroecosystems
Volume number 11
Issue number 1
Start page 53
End page 57
Total pages 5
Publisher Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan
Place of publication Itzimna, Mexico
Publication date 2009
ISSN 1870-0462
Keyword(s) mohair
cashmere
goat meat
financial returns
management
productivity
profitability
Summary Production and financial benchmarking was undertaken with commercially motivated mohair, cashmere and goat meat farmers in Australia. There were large differences in animal and fleece production and financial returns between the best and worst performing farms. Farmers and industry groups reported that the process and results were helpful and resulted in them changing management practices. Benchmarking demonstrated that there is substantial scope to increase productivity and profitability through improved genetic selection and improved management of pastures, breeding flocks and in kid survival and growth.
Language eng
Field of Research 140201 Agricultural Economics
Socio Economic Objective 830304 Goats
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
HERDC collection year 2009
Copyright notice ©2009, Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30026185

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