An excellent resource for students, farmers and anyone interested in farming, both as a way of life and as a business enterprise. Successful farming today not only requires knowledge of livestock and production, but also marketing, staff management and financial matters. This book gives sound, practical advice on many important aspects of farming.
The topics covered include selecting a farm site, managing livestock, planning and developing profitable pastures and crops, marketing, and the use of computer applications. There are also sections advising farmers on their buildings, financial management and use of equipment and materials, as well as providing information about diversification.
There is information about vital considerations such as water and waste management, backed up with simple tables and diagrams, detailing various attitudes and ideas in the agricultural industry, providing prospective and current farmers with a valuable record of old mistakes made and new ventures afoot.
The easy-to-read, no-nonsense approach of this book is useful for planning day-to-day farming activities, as well as outlining ideas for the future of your farm.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 11 / 1996
- 186 x 247mm