agri benchmark: Benchmarking Beef Farming Systems Worldwide
The agri benchmark Beef Network is a unique association of economists, scientists, farmers and advisors, as well as scientific and agribusiness partners from more than 30 organisations across 23 countries. The Network benchmarks 'typical' beef finishing and cow-calf farms from participating countries, which are generated from panel meetings of farmers and advisors and collated using a standard operating procedure. Once data are entered and processed using a series of Excel spreadsheet tools, it is broken down to the enterprise and animal level for performing unit cost analyses. The complexity of the data recorded enables detailed analyses and international comparisons on farm demographics (land size, stocking numbers, daily weight gain, prices), cost breakdowns by composition and per 100 kg carcass weight, physical and economic labour productivity (kg beef per hour, return per unit of labour cost), land productivity (carcass weight per hectare), short and medium term profitability (per 100 kg carcass weight) and whole farm profitability ($AUD '000). This paper discusses the approach and benefits of the agri benchmark model and network and presents key findings and results from the 2009 partner countries, as well as new developments, including sheep and emission analyses, from the agri benchmark Beef Network.
|Date of creation:||2010|
|Date of revision:|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: AARES Central Office Manager, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU, Canberra ACT 0200|
Phone: 0409 032 338
Web page: http://www4.agr.gc.ca
More information through EDIRC
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ags:aare10:59096. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (AgEcon Search)
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.