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Farm Planning and Control

Farm Planning and Control

2nd Edition


  • Date Published: February 1980
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521296045

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  • Although there are many motives for farming, the achievement of a worthwhile financial return, coupled with a good standard of living, ranks high among them. This implies the need for sound business organisation - the more so as holdings become larger, more specialised and more capital intensive. The present book offers a comprehensive treatment of farm business organisation and control. Although designed primarily as an intermediate text for students in universities and agricultural colleges, it is of interest and value to all those concerned with farm business, including business advisers, land agents, accountants and bank managers. The book's wide coverage is made possible by a mainly non-mathematical presentation coupled with a liberal use of examples drawn from farming practice. The book is divided into four parts: the organisation of resources, the organisation of enterprises, the combination of enterprises and the control of resources and enterprises. The overtaking theme is that, in order to make the most economic use of the resources at his disposal, the farmer has to decide what resources to use, how to organise their use within individual enterprises and how to combine the enterprises into an integrated farming system. Lastly, if these efforts are not to be largely wasted, he must initiate the keeping of suitable records to provide both planning data and a system of checks and controls when his plans are put into practice.

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: February 1980
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521296045
    • length: 612 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 151 x 38 mm
    • weight: 0.89kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Notice to readers
    Preface to the first edition
    Preface to the second edition
    Selected metric conversion factors
    Part I. The Organisation of Resources:
    1. The planning environment and the managerial function
    2. Basic principles and concepts of planning
    3. The organisation of capital - general
    4. The organisation of capital - machinery, buildings and land
    5. The organisation of labour
    Part II. The Organisation of Enterprises:
    6. An introduction to enterprise organisation
    7. Livestock yield and fixed costs
    8. Yield, variable costs and optimal feed conversion
    9. The selection of feedstuffs
    10. The influence of season on livestock production
    11. The provision of replacements
    12. Crops and cropping
    Part III. The Combination of Enterprises:
    13. Principles and procedures in planning enterprise combination
    14. Budgeting and programme planning
    15. Linear programming
    16. Uncertainty and farm organisation and planning
    17. Further programming techniques
    18. Matrix construction
    Part IV. The Control of Resources and Enterprises:
    19. Data recording
    20. Data analysis
    21. Methods of control

  • Authors

    C. S. Barnard

    J. S. Nix

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