Tools & Resources
BACK TO BUSINESS WEBINAR RECORDING - Maintaining the integrity of Australia's red meat and wool industries
I this twelfth and final #BackToBusiness webinar, we explored the topic of integrity systems in the red meat and wool industry. Importantly as producers rebuild following drought, fires, or other disaster, the integrity systems that underpin and secure our markets are overlooked in the recovery phase. We were joined by Kathleen Allan, of Integrity Systems Co and Emily King of Australian Wool Innovation, who both gave practical and comprehensive accounts of these systems and how they benefit the industry.
BACK TO BUSINESS WEBINAR RECORDING - Rebuilding your herd or flock
Nathan Scott of Achieve Ag Solutions discusses key must do management as well as where opportunities exist to drive your flock or herd rebuild forward in a strong fashion. This webinar was practical and informative.
BACK TO BUSINESS WEBINAR RECORDING - Building long - term business resilience
In this webinar, Rural Directions Agribusiness Consultant Simon Vogt discusses in detail how to go about building resilience into your agricultural business. Simon discusses key benchmarks for livestock businesses to address during recovery, and other critical elements relating to cost of production, finance costs, cashflow, on farm management and business structure.
BACK TO BUSINESS WEBINAR RECORDING - Making use of short-term business resilience opportunities
In this ninth #BackToBusiness webinar, we heard from AgriPartner Consulting Principal, and sheep farmer Hamish Dickson, who discussed practical ways to take and use short term opportunities in driving your business forward as you undertake rebuild following disaster. Hamish discussed feed/sell/agist options, along with small tweaks to your program, feed budgeting, cost benefit of feeding for production, and other strategies including hanging onto young stock for longer as a marketing strategy to make effective use of feed.
BACK TO BUSINESS WEBINAR RECORDING - Opportunities to drive livestock operations - enterprise options - genetics
In this eight instalment in the #BackToBusiness webinar series, we heard from NSW DPI Technical Specialist, Sheep Breeding, Luke Stephen, who discussed strategies to drive your breeding herd or flock forward to get your business back on track in recovery. Luke discussed the importance of the females in your herd/flock, as well as the opportunities that exist in selection of superior sires to drive productivity in your business.
BACK TO BUSINESS WEBINAR RECORDING - Grow more feed - pasture recovery & redevelopment
This is the seventh webinar in the Back To Business webinar series. Nathan Ferguson of Graminus Consulting Pty Ltd discussed the key steps to drive feed base in recovery following disaster.
Nathan discusses the impacts of different heat fires, as well as all elements that are common in the pasture recovery phase. Also discussed are steps to rejuvenating pastures in a low risk economical fashion.
Essential viewing for anyone looking to drive feed base an grazing forward in rebuild.
BACK TO BUSINESS WEBINAR RECORDING - Livestock health, welfare and biosecurity during rebuild
In this fifth instalment of the #BackToBusiness webinar series, we heard from Central West Local Land Services District Veterinarian, Dr Jillian Kelly, who discussed what to be on the look out for in terms of ensuring that your livestock are helping drive your business recovery. Jillian discussed different facets of management that are essential to ensure that unnecessary losses and lowered productivity don't erode your recovery.
Essential to recovery is biosecurity - and avoiding costly issues through forward planning and understanding how the various facets of good biosecurity can assist your business.
BACK TO BUSINESS WEBINAR RECORDING - Livestock nutrition and feeding options during rebuild
In this webinar, the sixth of the #BackToBusiness series, we heard from Alastair Rayner who discussed important practical tips regarding livestock nutrition during rebuild - and how to ensure that your livestock are receiving adequate nutrition for their requirements. Alastair discussed the key components of successful livestock feeding, along with the processes to compile a useful feed budget to ensure that the different classes of livestock in your operation are fed to their production needs.
BACK TO BUSINESS WEBINAR RECORDING - Prioritising infrastructure for rebuild - sheds, water, fences and shelter
This is the fourth instalment in the Back To Business Webinar series, we were joined by Agricultural Consultant with Holmes Sackett, Hilary Beech, who discussed the various aspects for those undertaking infrastructure investment for a rebuild phase to consider. Issues discussed included prioritisation of investment, how to determine if your investment is going to give you a good return on investment (ROI), investing in profit generating, and efficiency optimising activities or infrastructure. Hilary also discusses strategies for temporary measures for shelter, water infrastructure investment, and illustrated a case study where laneway construction vs satellite yards were investigated.
BACK TO BUSINESS WEBINAR RECORDING - What's possible now? personal and business direction following disaster.
In this third webinar in the BACK TO BUSINESS webinar series, we were joined by Alastair Rayner, of RaynerAg, who discussed the pathways forward in getting back to business following disaster. Alastair discussed ways to compare enterprises, if restocking, and tips for evaluating possible productivity and profit moving forward. With a focus on using user friendly tools to help with analysis, topics discussed were understanding the impact that feedbase has on possible production, using gross margin analysis, managing variable costs, using sensitivity analysis to evaluate risk, SMART goals, and some insight into what successful grazing businesses do to maximise profits this webinar presents much useful information in helping you get BACK TO BUSINESS.
BACK TO BUSINESS - WEBINAR RECORDING - Accessing support that's available for you and your business
This webinar, the second in the Back To Business webinar series, we spoke to Ted O'Kane, a Rural Resilience worker with NSW DPI discusses various facets of assistance that are available to businesses affected by fire, drought, storms and disasters.
BACK TO BUSINESS - WEBINAR RECORDING - Cashflow is king
The first BACK TO BUSINESS webinar recording is now available online.
In this webinar, Alastair Rayner discussed strategies to keep yourself and your business moving forward in the early stages of recovery from disaster.