Grazing ewe lambs out from weaning to the following weaning (2th age) can be a good option if you have difficulty growing out your own replacements to target weights, or if there is another policy that fits better and is more profitable than the cost of producing great 2ths. It may even be that running additional ewes, grazing off replacements and getting a great 2th back is a good opportunity. Work out some realistic costs and income associated with each option and then some other pros and cons that are difficult to measure financially (eg running 1 less stock class).
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RE: Hogget Grazing
RE: Advice for young farmers to get ahead
@Frankie Building equity and networks are important, and so too is building your skill set both formally and informally. Primary ITO offer a pathway of courses - right through to their Agribusiness Diploma. Equity partnerships are about bringing together business partners with compatible goals, as an equity manager it is less about the amount of equity that you bring but more about the personal characteristics, skills and experience, and your track record and goals.
RE: Succession - How do you start the conversation?
Rabobank have a Farm Ownership Options seminar in Dannevirke on 20th Sept (11am - 2pm). This is part of the RMPP project, looks very interesting and is open to anyone. RSVP or enquiries to Nicolette.Holdem@rabobank.com