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Feedlotting Adapting with confidence. Your Farm Your Future Dookie. Greg Ferrier Farm Services Victoria. Feedlotting … outline. ‘Pictures’ of feedlotting Drivers behind feedlotting The Victorian/Australian industries Adapting with confidence. Feedlotting … a ‘picture’.

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Feedlotting adapting with confidence

Feedlotting Adapting with confidence

Your Farm Your Future

Dookie

Greg Ferrier

Farm Services Victoria


Feedlotting outline
Feedlotting … outline

  • ‘Pictures’ of feedlotting

  • Drivers behind feedlotting

  • The Victorian/Australian industries

  • Adapting with confidence


Feedlotting a picture
Feedlotting … a ‘picture’

‘Pictures’ of a feedlot?

…… your words ………

to describe a feedlot/feedlotting (images/perceptions/experiences)


Feedlotting outline1
Feedlotting … outline

  • ‘Pictures’ of feedlotting

  • Drivers behind feedlotting

  • The Victorian/Australian industries

  • Adapting with confidence


Beef and Veal Channel Share

Butchers (29.9%) managed to close the year with a slightly higher average share of beef and veal than Woolworths (29.7%), although the Woolworths’ share appeared higher for the last 4 months. The main movers were the same as in total fresh meat, with Coles/Bilo losing share, IGA and Aldi gaining share.

25-30% Domestic

65-70% Export



Local climate impacts

CSIRO modelling


Other drivers

Grain supplies

Diversification

Business structure

Other …. ?


Feedlotting outline2
Feedlotting … outline

  • ‘Pictures’ of feedlotting

  • Drivers behind feedlotting

  • The Victorian/Australian industries

  • Adapting with confidence


National
National

ALFA/MLA survey



Victoria
Victoria

ALFA/MLA survey


Victoria as at mar 2009
Victoria (as at MAR 2009)

ALFA/MLA survey



Planning
Planning

Planning permit required – Code compliance

Broilers – Meat Chickens

Beef (and Dairy) Feedlots – greater than 1000 head

No Planning permit required – Code compliance required

Beef (and Dairy) feedlots less than 1000 head.

Planning permit required – No Code

Eggs – Cage, Barn, Free Range

Sheep Feedlots – Lamb finishing systems

Intensive poultry – turkeys, squab, quail

No Planning permit required

Stock Containment Areas – emergency or supplementary feeding systems.

Planning permit required – regard to the Code

Pigs – Intensive, Eco-shelters



Cattle feedlots code
Cattle feedlots - Code

Code has eight key elements:

  • Location and size

  • Design and construction

  • Odour

  • Noise

  • Waste storage, treatment and use

  • Traffic and parking

  • Landscaping

  • Operations and management


Cattle feedlots auditing
Cattle feedlots - auditing

  • Pre-operational audit

  • Annual audit

  • Additional audit(s)

  • Other audits … NFAS, e.g. ‘Woolies’


Feedlotting
Feedlotting

  • ‘Pictures’ of feedlotting

  • Drivers behind feedlotting

  • The Victorian/Australian industries

  • Adapting with confidence


Feedlots plan plan plan
Feedlots … plan, plan, plan

Changing/diversifying business strategy or direction:

  • Does it fit the (whole) farm plan?

  • Are there capabilities (infrastructure, people etc) to do this?

  • Is the supply chain solid?

  • Will the new business provide enough profit?

  • How are the products to be marketed?


With confidence
With confidence?

  • A range of adaptation options is available, adapting with confidence reduces vulnerability

  • • Managerial e.g. farm practices

  • Technological e.g. heat/drought tolerant

  • • Behavioural e.g. purchasing decisions


With confidence1
With confidence?

  • A wide array of adaptation options is available, adapting with confidence reduces vulnerability

  • • Managerial, e.g. farm practices

  • Technological, e.g. heat/drought tolerant

  • • Behavioural, e.g. purchasing decisions

  • Though, there are economic, social, informational and attitudinal components in adapting with confidence




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