Articles, Podcasts + Research

Enhancing Emissions Intensity Measures in Beef Production

This article highlights the impact of livestock systems on net emissions and emissions intensity. 

AgTalk S4E3 – Back to Basics – Focusing on Farm Profit Drivers

Dave Cornish talks with John Francis about getting back to basics and Farm Profit Drivers.

Making good decisions – Analysing contributions to profit

Presented to the GRDC Farm Business Update by John Francis, Director Agrista

Facing the ‘dynamic duo’: Strategies for falling prices and rising rates

An article for AuctionsPlus by John Francis, Director Agrista

How to optimise feed

A discussion with AuctionsPlus by John Francis, Director Agrista

You can’t have it all but the right KPIs can help maintain profitability

A discussion with AuctionsPlus by John Francis, Director Agrista

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Is now the time to consolidate?

Written, researched and analysed by John Francis, Director Agrista

Leasing vs buying land assets for livestock grazing

Written by John Francis, Director Agrista

Insight Paper #1 Most profitable part of a beef breeding system?

Written, researched and analysed by John Francis, Director Agrista

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Insight Paper #2 Steer Trading vs Breeder Trading

Written, researched and analysed by John Francis, Director Agrista

Insight Paper #3 Trading margins and sensitivities

Written, researched and analysed by John Francis, Director Agrista

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Boosting your Farm’s Profitability

Agrimasters Boots Off Log On! Explore the fundamentals of the farm business environment.

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Buy or Lease? The critical question.

Dave Cornish talks with John Francis to discuss this often-asked question. #AgTalk Podcast

Farm productivity and profitability

Looking at the disharmony experienced when making important decisions under pressure.

Rethinking investment on farm

A discussion on finding production efficiency through internal rather than external investment.

Scaling up crop enterprises #1

What creates more wealth: a small land purchase or a large land lease?

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Part 2: Lease big or buy small – what wins?

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Production, economies of scale, lease cost and capital gain – what matters most?

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Does a land value premium for small scale land purchases drive a significant difference?

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Add a slice of lime for tastier profits

Liming acid soils for livestock production – a new business case using production research. 

Regenerative Agriculture: an Australian farm advisor’s perspective

Division of opinion, principles, and awareness.

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Goat levy, industry and producer performance indicators

An MLA funded project.

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Business case for leasing vs buying land assets for livestock grazing

To conduct a comparison of leasing (as a tenant) vs purchasing there needs to be clarity surrounding whether it is scale or value of capital invested.

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Regenerative Agriculture – Quantifying the cost

This paper in response to financial analyses presented in the research report commissioned by the Australian Government’s National Environmental Science Program (NESP).

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