CURRENT COSTS, RETURNS AND RANGELAND MANAGEMENT PRACTICES FOR A TYPICAL WESTERN COBAR PROPERTY
Author
Date, Warwick
Murphy, John
Publisher
Australian Rangeland Society
Publication Year
1990
Body

This paper details an extension initiative implemented by NSW Agriculture & Fisheries staff at Cobar in western New South Wales. With the co- operation of seven local producers a discussion group was formed, and using the Local Consensus Data (LCD) technique a detailed description of the typical property in this district was obtained and documented. The methodology of the LCD technique is explained and a brief description of the typical property is presented. This includes information on the physical features, management costs and returns for western Cobar properties. The perceptions of landholders about the major production constraints are also outlined and the methods used by graziers to address these constraints are discussed. This information indicates that the underlying issues are not fully understood by the whole grazing community and therefore require attention in future extension programs. Documenting such information also supplies data which can be used by individual landholders to assess their financial and managerial performance.

Language
English
Resource Type
Text
Document Type
Conference Paper
Conference Name
6TH Australian Rangeland Society Conference
Keywords
Australia