For those dairy farmers running pasture-based systems, how do we realign pasture demand and growth? Is it possible to revert to a seasonal calving strategy? And could this lead to greater on farm efficiencies and ultimately drive productivity growth? For this farmer, the answer is yes.
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We all live in an uncertain world. How we cope with this uncertainty on our dairy farms will be governed by the strengths of our relationships and the culture that we have built within our businesses.
Originally posted September 20, 2019.
agCap signed a 3-year management agreement with Peninsula Downs.
Originally posted August 27, 2019.
agCap has expanded operations into WA.
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Corporate dairy farming is often associated with thousands of cows and high-input systems but the secret to success may be something rather
more modest. In fact, agCap’s Wolﬁe Wagner says 400 to 700-cow pasture based dairy farms are in the box seat to capture the interest of savvy farm owners.
Originally posted July 5th, 2019 agCap has recently re-appointed one of our leading ex Sustainable Agriculture Fund sharefarmers, Mick Buckley to a 580 cow dairy enterprise in Southwest Victoria. After farming in Tasmania for over ten years, Mick has adapted well to the operating environment in southwest Victoria. In Micks words, “I am like a […]
Have a read of our thought piece on the advantages of a seasonal single calving model on pasture based dairy farms.
In this paper, whereabouts in Australia might a corporate firm invest fruitfully in dairying, and which key things would they need to “get right” to succeed, are explored.
Originally posted November 17, 2016 agCap congratulates Wolfie Wagner, its General Manager, Livestock for his appointment as a member of the DairyTas Board. Wolfie replaces dairy farmer, Grant Rogers who has retired from the Board after six years. DairyTas is a regional development program of Dairy Australia, the national services body for dairy farmers and […]
Originally posted January 27, 2017 This week, a group of dairy farmers from south-west Victoria and south-east South Australia toured Tasmania as part of an irrigation study tour. The group was very diverse, comprising both the new and old generation of farmers and operating farms from 250 to over 2,000 cows. The group gained an […]
Originally posted January 23, 2017 The Sustainable Agriculture Fund (SAF) has delivered a strong half-year net profit of $3.7 million to the period ending 31 December 2016. While the Fund’s performance is as strong as last year’s half-year result ($4.9 million), the longer growing season extended the winter crop harvest into January meaning some of […]
Originally posted November 15, 2016 Last week, JBS Australia held their annual producer forum in Tasmania. At the forum the Sustainable Agriculture Fund’s King Island Aggregation was recognised as being in the top 10% of producers that supply JBS Longford for meat quality. agCap has well developed systems and protocols for preparing cattle for processors […]
Originally posted November 10, 2016 As part of the 2016 Coleambally Food and Farm Festival, agCap was proud to not only sponsor the festival but also host farm tours for the local community. A diverse group of 45 people spent time visiting the Sustainable Agriculture Fund’s Tubbo Irrigation farm, as well as other local farms […]
agCap would like to recognise the achievement of Ji Streets in receiving a Milk Quality Award from Dairy Australia. The award is provided to dairy farms that were in the lowest 5% of farms across Australia for annual average bulk milk cell count (BMCC), a measure of quality of milk produced. Dairy cows with lower BMCC are generally able to produce more milk, being a positive driver for farm profitability.
As reported in The Examiner, agCap sharefarmer Wayne Saward has decided to retire from 30-years of playing Australian rules football. Celebrating his last game, Wayne was able to play alongside his three sons, Alex, Damien and Sam with Yeoman, his local Burnie team. As Sam is a junior a special request had to be put to […]
Originally posted August 26, 2016 The Sustainable Agriculture Fund (SAF) has enjoyed a strong year, delivering a total before tax return of $13.4 million. Underpinned by strong cash operating returns, agCap as trustee of SAF, has declared a distribution of $10 million for its Australian superannuation and institutional investors. Once again, SAF’s diversification and approach […]
The dairy industry was rocked by the announcement by Australia’s two largest processors to significantly reduce FY2016 milk prices to unsustainable levels. When combined with seasonally dry conditions in an El Niño year, this has significantly affected the financial viability of many Australian dairy farmers. Faced with the prospect of losing money for every litre […]