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  • The problem of scheduling sales of New Zealand butter on the United Kingdom market

    Townsley, Robert

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    Lincoln University

    This is an expanded version of an article under similar title published in the Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics Vol.8, No.2, December 1964.

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  • Alternative management strategies and drafting policies for irrigated Canterbury sheep farms

    Shadbolt, Nicola M.

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    Lincoln University

    Other studies reported in this series include Research Report No.103 (A Study of Excess Livestock Transport Costs in the South Island of New Zealand by R.D. Innes and A.C. Zwart) and Research Report No.123 (Seasonality in the New Zealand Meat Processing Industry by R.L. Sheppard).

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  • Farm budget manual 1970

    Lincoln College

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    Lincoln University

    Sections 1, 2 and 3 are devoted to the revenue and expenditure data required to convert a physical programme into a financial one. Section 4 contains some relevant notes on taxation as applied to farming enterprise. In the final section a considerable number of gross margins have been reproduced for the benefit of those people who may be interested in analysing individual enterprises.

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  • Financial budget manual 2010

    Pangborn, Jane

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    Lincoln University

    Information quoted has been gathered from sources throughout New Zealand, but some variation may occur between regions. Trade names have been used for clarity and convenience; no preferential endorsement by the University is intended, nor is any criticism implied of any product which does not appear in the Manual. This Manual has been prepared in good faith and is published with the condition that it and its owners, authors and editor disavow and exclude any liability in any way for any costs, claims, demands or actions arising from its use. In no event shall Lincoln University be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages of any kind whatsoever arising from the use of the Manual. This disclaimer includes, but is not limited to, all implied warranties of fitness for a particular purpose, merchantability or non-infringement. While every effort has been made to ensure that the information in this publication is accurate, no responsibility can be taken by Lincoln University for any error or omission in these pages, nor for any loss or damage resulting from the reliance on, or the use of information or opinions contained in this Manual. Lincoln University does not accept any liability for the accuracy, currency, reliability or correctness of any information provided by third parties.

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  • Judge Creek goes organic : a business plan for organic sheep and beef farming

    Lee, Ruth D. M.

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    Lincoln University

    The New Zealand Kellogg Rural Leaders Programme develops emerging agribusiness leaders to help shape the future of New Zealand agribusiness and rural affairs. Lincoln University has been involved with this leaders programme since 1979 when it was launched with a grant from the Kellogg Foundation, USA.

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  • Capital based sustainability indicators as a possible way for measuring agricultural sustainability

    Saunders, C.; Kaye-Blake, W.; Campbell, R.

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    Lincoln University

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  • Standardization of farm accounts for managerial analysis

    Guise, J. W. B.

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    Lincoln University

    With the rapid growth in farm management advisory services, increasing attention is now required by accountants to the improvements required in farm accounts if they are to be used effectively for farm management analysis. For this purpose the accounts should be so designed to provide information, on which to formulate policies and decisions for the future, rather than as traditional records of profits earned in the past. In this bulletin, the author discusses the changes of emphasis in farm accounts, which are required for farm management analysis.

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  • Tourism in Westland : challenges for planning and recommendations for management

    Simmons, D. G.; Fairweather, J. R.

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    Lincoln University

    This report provides a synthesis of nine separate reports on key aspects of tourism in Westland, and makes recommendations for the future management of the sector.

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  • Milk purchasing : a consumer survey in Auckland and Christchurch

    Sheppard, R. L.

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    Lincoln University

    This Report provides a description of a consumer survey of 400 Auckland and 300 Christchurch households at the end of February and early March 1988. The intention of the survey was to identify consumer attitudes to changes in milk packaging and to the home delivery service.

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  • An information system for the control of brown rust in barley

    Thornton, P. K.; Dent, J. B.; Beck, A. C.

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    Lincoln University

    Considerable scope exists for the reduction of the primary and secondary costs associated with crop protection, by the formulation of judicious fungicide application regimes. The design, building and operation of a farm-level computer based information system is described, the purpose of which is to help the farmer make rational spraying decisions. The system makes use of a simulation model built in 1978 which is capable of accurate prediction of the yield loss induced by epidemics of puccinia hordei Otth on Hordeum vulgare L. cv. zephyr. Extensions were made to this model to enable crop growth and disease to be projected into the future.

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  • Property rights and land management

    Hide, Rodney P.

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    Lincoln University

    This paper critically examines existing land use planning statutes and proposes major reform. It argues that land use planning statutes serve a valuable function in providing for the clearer definition of property rights, but that this function is compromised by present planning procedures that allow these rights to be adjusted coercively, and it argues further that the removal of this second (although major) function would provide for greater prosperity and enhanced environmental quality, with resources allocated openly and consistently, with a greater range of values considered, and, that in thereby allowing Maori people to exercise their lawful rights without restraint, full effect would be given to the Treaty of Waitangi. The paper suggests, in short, that present planning procedures are inimical to the wise use of resources, i.e. that they are incompatible with their statutory purpose. The paper is in three parts. The first part considers the characteristics of the land resource, the need for property rights, and the problems that bedevil collective attempts to direct its use; the second part summarises existing planning law, and the third part describes the reform that is proposed.

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  • Short term cropping of blackcurrants for mechanical harvesting

    Thiele, Graham Frederick

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    Lincoln University

    The Horticultural Research Centre, Levin, New Zealand established the feasability of growing black currants on a high density system suitable for mechanical harvesting. The prototype mechanical harvester developed at the centre was subsequently further developed and researched by the New Zealand Agricultural Engineering Institute at Lincoln to produce an effective commercial machine. Simultaneously, the Department of Horticulture at Lincoln College developed a 1 hectare area of black currants to research the husbandry and marketing aspects of commercial production on this intensive system and to establish the economics of production and harvesting. This paper details the results of this work.

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  • The seed they sowed: centennial story of Lincoln College

    Blair, I. D.

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    Lincoln University

    This is the story of a University College of Agriculture as it approaches its Centennial. It is essentially a personal story, for Lincoln College is a human family the stature of whose genealogical tree may be measured by the worth of successive staff and students. It is written, appropriately enough, by a member of the family who has lived in its midst for almost half the century, and while, therefore, the record is chronicled in fact it is presented with opinion. What has evolved is thus more of an historical portrait than a formal official history. When the College Council sought an author for this Centennial publication it turned naturally to Ian Blair, former student, recently retired head of the College's Department of Agricultural Microbiology and bulwark of the Old Students' Association. He accepted the commission and has laboured with patience, diligence and dedication. Known as much for the directness of his viewpoints as for his deep love for and loyalty to Lincoln College, Dr. Blair has left his own imprint on a manuscript that makes all the better reading for its forthright treatment. Passages may provoke discussion and debate, and if so neither the author nor the College as publisher is inclined to withdraw or recant. After all, history is dull record without the background of perspective interpretation and what author is worth the price of his pen who fails to cast some personal image over his writing? Suffice it to say that the views of the author are not necessarily those of the College and that each recognises that an occasional inaccuracy of fact inevitably will have evaded correction. Lincoln College, affiliated to the University of Canterbury, ranks third in order of foundation among New Zealand's university institutions, third also among agricultural colleges in the Commonwealth and first in the Southern Hemisphere. It takes pride in this seniority, as it does also in its mono-faculty objective of advancing knowledge in the fields of agriculture and related interests. It enjoys strong corporate unity through close relationships between staff and students aided by relative smallness in numbers. Its history therefore evokes a compact picture which nevertheless embraces all shades of varying disciplines under the one broad umbrella. As the College entered its one hundredth year it was honoured, on March 4, 1977, by a visit from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and by His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, who, in a special programme of inspection followed by a joint luncheon with Christchurch and provincial civic representatives, were able to note aspects of the history of the College and of its work. The occasion was marked by an announcement that the centennial year project for Lincoln would be the establishment of a foundation to advance education in New Zealand with special reference to agriculture and related interests. The Lincoln College Foundation, which Dr. Blair mentions in the final chapter of his book, thus translates some of a century's achievements into a national objective for the future, and an historian in fifty or one hundred years' time will have the opportunity of balancing this College's achievements on behalf of New Zealand in even clearer focus than has now been evident.

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  • Weather, climate and tourism: a New Zealand perspective

    Becken, Susanne; Wilson, Jude; Reisinger, Andy

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    Lincoln University

    This report is part of a larger project “Preparing the tourism sector for climate change”, which seeks to identify which parts of the tourism sector are most vulnerable to climate variability and change, and what adaptation measures could be put in place to reduce vulnerability. Climate and weather are important factors in tourists’ decision making and also influence the successful operation of tourism businesses. While tourists might expect certain climatic conditions, they will experience the actual weather, which might deviate quite substantially from the average conditions. Hence, in the first place tourists and tourism businesses are likely to be affected by weather conditions, although in the long term these will follow systematic changes as projected under different climate change scenarios. Some of the changes in New Zealand include warmer temperatures, less frost and snow, more precipitation in the West and drier conditions in the East, as well as an increase in heavy precipitation in many regions.

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  • The Canterbury Water Management Strategy as a collaborative planning initiative: a preliminary assessment

    Lomax, Adrienne; Memon, Ali; Painter, Brett D. M.

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    Lincoln University

    This report is a preliminary assessment of the Canterbury Water Management Strategy (CWMS) as part of a longer term longitudinal monitoring study of institutional arrangements for sustainable water management in Canterbury. The CWMS is an innovative regional initiative to address exacerbating conflicts over allocation and management of freshwater resources in the region. Past attempts to satisfactorily address these concerns within the framework of the statutory RMA planning regime have encountered significant barriers. The CWMS is expected to overcome these barriers by adopting a collaborative, non‐statutory process combined with statutory backing (in particular via the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement). The above expectation of the CWMS poses a number of research questions including: • What difference, if any, will the CWMS make in overcoming RMA related statutory planning barriers towards sustainable water management in Canterbury? • Have the processes of crafting the CWMS been sufficiently robust in terms of informed deliberation in order to withstand contestation further down the line? • Reflecting on the Canterbury ‘experiment’ from a wider conceptual stance, how should collaborative water governance processes be designed to be successful? The answer to the first question will become evident through the course of monitoring the CWMS over the next six years as part of future research at Lincoln University (subject to funding). As the first step in this exercise, this particular report will focus on addressing the second question above. Thus, the specific aim of this report is to provide feedback from a group of key informants who have been closely involved in the development of the CWMS and who have been interviewed on three dimensions of the CWMS: • the processes of developing the CWMS; • content of policies in the CWMS to manage water resources; and • perceived anticipated challenges and opportunities of implementing these policies. In the discussion and conclusion, a preliminary appraisal of the CWMS is offered on the basis of the above analysis.

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  • State of the tourism sector 2011

    Wilson, Jude; Riley, Steve

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    Lincoln University

    The Project Team were: Simon Wallace (TIA), David Simmons (Lincoln University), Susanne Becken (Lincoln University)

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  • Recalling management changes in the New Zealand sheep/beef and wool sectors as response to external and internal drivers: preliminary analysis of ARGOS retrospective interviews

    van den Dungen, S.; Rosin, C.; Hunt, L.

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    Lincoln University

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  • Recalling management changes in the New Zealand kiwifruit sector as response to external and internal drivers: preliminary analysis of ARGOS retrospective interviews

    van den Dungen, S.; Rosin, C.; Hunt, L. M.

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    Lincoln University

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  • Farmland pricing in an inflationary economy with implications for public policy

    Leathers, Kenneth L.; Gough, J. D.

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    Lincoln University

    While the importance of the price of land in agricultural production and policy is well recognised, land price formation is a process not well understood. The study reported here was aimed at an examination of the cause and implications of farmland price inflation in New Zealand over the past 20 or so years. The report attempts to isolate some of the factors other than annual earnings that could explain the sudden increase in the market value of farmland during an inflationary period.

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  • Estimates of farm income and productivity in New Zealand 1921-65

    Philpott, B. P.; Ross, B. J.; McKenzie, C. J.; Yandle, C. A.; Hussey, D. D.

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    Lincoln University

    The purpose of this bulletin is to bring together the complete set of data on income and productivity for the New Zealand agricultural sector for the period 1921 - 1965. It is anticipated that the resulting tables will be of interest to those concerned with policy-making and those who wish to examine past trends for their own purposes. In this introduction we outline the order in which the material appears, the conceptual viewpoint taken of the agricultural sector, and the definition of terms. In the second section, we set out a brief discussion, with the relevant graphs, of some of the main trends which the data show. Since further analysis of the data is obviously desirable, we conclude these introductory sections with a bibliography of papers so far prepared in this department on the general theme of agricultural productivity.

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