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Agri Benchmark Beef conference 2007. By Pieter Taljaard and André Jooste. Outline. Introduction and background Co-workers and countries Agri-benchmark Methodology RSA representative data Results Conclusions. Introduction & Background. International farm comparison analysis

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Agri benchmark beef conference 2007

Agri Benchmark Beef conference 2007

By

Pieter Taljaard and André Jooste


Outline

Outline

  • Introduction and background

  • Co-workers and countries

  • Agri-benchmark Methodology

  • RSA representative data

  • Results

  • Conclusions


Introduction background

Introduction & Background

  • International farm comparison analysis

    • Beef finishing (feedlots)

    • Cow-calf production system

  • Collaboration in RSA

    UP - NAMC –UFS

    • NAMC (Membership sponsor)

    • UFS (Beef)

    • UP (Cash crops)

  • Dairy (MPO)

  • Overall objectives – competitiveness and potentials of regions


  • Introduction background1

    Introduction & Background

    • 2007 Beef conference and pre-conference training

      • Braunschweig, Germany

      • New countries: RSA, Australia and India

      • Beef finishing - 16 countries, 38 farms


    Participating countries

    Participating countries

    • Western Europe

      • Austria

      • France

      • Germany

      • Italy

      • Ireland

      • Spain

      • Sweden

      • UK

    • Eastern Europe

      • Hungary

      • Poland

    • North America

      • Canada

      • USA


    Participating countries1

    Participating countries

    • Asia & Oceania

      • Australia

      • China

      • India

    • South America

      • Argentina

      • Brazil

    • Africa

      • South Africa


    Co workers

    Co-workers


    Agri benchmark ab methodology

    Agri-Benchmark (AB) methodology

    • AB SOP

      • Select regions and locations

      • ID prevailing production system

      • Determine farm size of typical farm(s)

      • Data collection (2007) and updating (2008)

        • Standard questionnaire (pannel of farmers)

          • Farm data - Typical or representative figures

        • Prices for inputs and outputs


    Rsa representative data

    RSA representative data

    • 1 Beef finishing (feedlot)

      • One time standing capacity 25 000 head (i.e. +/- 75 000 head annual through-put)

    • 3 Cow-calve farms

      • Vryburg (250 cows)

      • Heibron (300 cows)

      • Howick (200 cows)


    Results beef finishing share of market return

    Results - Beef finishingShare of market return


    Agri benchmark beef conference 2007

    Results - Beef finishingMarket returns and coupled government payments 2006 (US$ per 100 kg carcass weight)


    Results beef finishing purchase prices us per 100 kg live weight

    Results - Beef finishingPurchase prices (US$ per 100 kg live weight)


    Results beef finishing total cost by cost items us per 100 kg carcass weight

    Results - Beef finishingTotal cost by cost items (US$ per 100 kg carcass weight)


    Agri benchmark beef conference 2007

    Results - Beef finishingNon-factor costs by animal purchases and other cost (US$ per 100 kg carcass weight)


    Results beef finishing non factor costs excluding animal purchases us per 100 kg carcass weight

    Results - Beef finishingNon-factor costs excluding animal purchases (US$ per 100 kg carcass weight)


    Results beef finishing short and medium term profitability us per 100 kg carcass weight

    Results - Beef finishingShort and medium term profitability (US$ per 100 kg carcass weight)


    Results cow calf farms share of market return

    Results – Cow-calf farmsShare of market return


    Results cow calf farms weight at weaning per head kg live weight per head

    Results - Cow-calf farms Weight at weaning per head (kg live weight per head)


    Results cow calf farms weaner prices per head us per head

    Results - Cow-calf farms Weaner prices per head (US$ per head)

    R2800/

    head


    Results cow calf farms weaner prices per 100kg live weight us per 100kg live weight

    Results - Cow-calf farms Weaner prices per 100kg live weight (US$ per 100kg live weight)


    Results cow calf farms total returns us per 100 kg live weight sold

    Results - Cow-calf farms Total returns (US$ per 100 kg live weight sold)


    Results cow calf farms total cost by factor and non factors costs us per 100 kg live weight sold

    Results - Cow-calf farms Total cost by factor and non-factors costs (US$ per 100 kg live weight sold)


    Results cow calf farms labour intensity hours per suckler cow and year

    Results - Cow-calf farms Labour intensity (hours per suckler-cow and year)


    Agri benchmark beef conference 2007

    Results - Cow-calf farms Total returns and costs by cash and non-cash costs (US$ per 100 kg live weight sold)


    Results cow calf farms short and medium term profitability us per 100 kg live weight sold

    Results - Cow-calf farms Short and medium term profitability (US$ per 100 kg live weight sold)


    Results cow calf farms whole farm profitability 000 us per farm

    Results - Cow-calf farms Whole farm profitability (‘000 US$ per farm)


    Agri benchmark beef conference 2007

    2008

    • Annual update – expand

    • Local network (regional)

    • Emissions benchmarking

    • Quarterly price info

    • Trade profiles

    • Beef conference (Brazil)

      • Bio-energy and beef production

      • SA farm story (case farm)


    Conclusion

    Conclusion

    • Larger representation in SA

    • Useful info

    • Further analysis

      • Comparative advantage analysis

    • Involvement of industry


    Thank you

    Thank you!


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