Spring Newsletter 2019

Welcome to the spring edition of our Newsletter. Please see below for articles in our Newsletter.

Executive Challenge

Meridian Agriculture consultants Paul Blackshaw and Mike Stephens had the opportunity to work with four groups of beef producers from north and far north Queensland recently. The producers, involved in groups centered around Charters Towers, Mareeba, Mount Surprise...
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How much income does a business need to generate?

Michael Wellington and Ian McLean, Bush AgriBusiness Pty Ltd How much income does a business need to generate to provide for the needs of its owners? Operating scale, or the size of a business, is an important issue in agriculture, and what scale a successful business...
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What is an appropriate level of equity?

We often get asked what level of equity should I be aiming for in my business? While there are some industry benchmarks, and good technical reasons for having a certain level of equity, the answer really is “it depends”. A persons approach to risk will be a major...
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Seasonal Outlook

Are you ready for the coming Spring? With an Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) positive spring predicted for southern Australia what do we need to consider? In IOD positive years the balance is very firmly skewed towards average or below average rainfall outcomes in many...
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