The impetus for growth in the New Zealand dairy and farming industries is continued and sustained agricultural investment. This does not simply mean the investment of monetary funds into an agricultural operation, but the injection of innovative farm principles and practices, procedures that promote financial security and longevity, as well as sustainable business practices which meet the highest of environmental standards; all acting to provide the platform for sustained and continued growth and profitability. Like all agricultural industries, dairy farming is dependent on the successful integration and interdependence between landscapes, animal and human inputs. The correct balance of the three variables, applying the best practice principles of agricultural investment, often surpasses the ability of even the most experienced agricultural business managers and owners.
According to the New Zealand Dairy Industry the major export markets for dairy products includ e: US, Japan, the UK, Malaysia, Australia, Philippines, Taiwan, Singapore, Belgium and Hong Kong. This equates too roughly over NZ$ 8 billion a year. Interestingly, as outlined by the New Zealand Dairy Industry 95% of NZ's milk is exported around the world, to the aforementioned countries. This source also noted that over the past decade the average dairy cow in NZ produces about 259 kilograms of milksolids (kg ms) a season.
Although the agricultural and farming industries have been the mainstay of the New Zealand economy, employing some 37,000 people, for numerous decades, recent global recessionary pressures have had their effect upon the industry. Declining terms of production and increasing costs of inputs results in an increasing impetus to innovatively and cost effectively manage the business to drive revenue growth and react to trends and opportunities in the operating environment. In a recent piece of research conducted by Aerni, it was found that through the implementation of innovative managerial and productive practices, New Zealand agricultural operations have been successful in meeting the clean and green image without affecting their ability to compete and grow internationally. The research credited the aggressive implementation of technological innovations and a continued growth in farmer entrepreneurship as key ingredients to achieving these goals. The importance of implementing best practice agricultural management, technology and investment principles, as the research highlights, is absolutely essential in creating a sustainable business operation.
However, there are numerous farmers, owners and managers who lack the expertise, knowledge and financial ability to implement the best practice principles required to create the stimulus for growth and productivity. However, this does not mean that they are powerless to do anything. In the New Zealand market, there are practised businesses which specialise in agricultur al investment, with a wealth of experience in farm and agricultural management, implementing innovative and sustainable practices and investment. Instilling an unsurpassed level of best practice structures and capabilities, the agricultural businesses they work with have shown remarkable results, including the streamlining of operations and the reduction of operating costs, the opening of opportunities and additional revenue streams in the marketplace, as well as creating a sustainable future, both economically and environmentally.
Waibury Agricultural Investments owns and operates dairy farms and grazing-support farms situated predominantly in the North Canterbury region of New Zealand. Waibury secures on farm equity operators to increase the long-term productivity of these farms through prudent capital development if required. It maximises production, cash flow and expected payout and its resulting in increased capital value.
Waibury Agricultural Investments has been in operation in Dairy Farming and Farm investments since 2000. As such Waibury Agricultural Investments has honed its Dairy Farm Management through time to ensure all our investment farms operate to best practice.
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