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June 4: Agricultural Machinery Management
Internet Seminar on Agricultural Machinery Management
Date: June 4. 1999
Contact: Philip Theunissen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tel. & fax: +27 (58) 3041391 South Africa
AN ECONOMICAL APPROACH TO AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY MANAGEMENT
Farmers around the world are currently operating in an environment that is
characterised by high volumes of grain stocks and fresh produce but low
economic activities. This put pressure on most commodity prices and means
less money for repairing or buying agricultural machinery. By postponing
his replacement policy, the farmer is now faced with the dilemma of
overusing his machinery and thereby putting pressure on the cost of
maintenance and repairs. The question then is what should the farmer's
approach be towards agricultural machinery management so that he can get
the best economical advantage from it? To get to the answer of
this, AGEKON decided to present a seminar on the issue.
- Introduction. Philip Theunissen (Agricultural Economist); Agekon, SOUTH
- Matching tractors and implements the economic way. Neville Gould (Team
Leader: Agricultural Engineering); New South Wales Agriculture, AUSTRALIA.
- Planning a cost effective machinery system for a farm. William Edwards
(Extension Economist); Iowa State University, Iowa, USA.
- Cost components and the calculation of the cost of agricultural machinery
activities. Ted Darling (Farm Management Specialist) & Murray Green (Farm
Machinery Specialist); Alberta Agriculture, Food & Rural Development,
- The correlation of cost with machine lifetime, maintenance policy and
operator skills. Johan Fuls (Senior Engineer); ARC-Institute for
Agricultural Engineering, SOUTH AFRICA.
- An economic replacement policy for agricultural machinery. Koos Coetzee
(Manager: Economics Services); Milk Producers Organisation, SOUTH AFRICA.
- Financing machinery replacement. Ingo Ackermann (Head: Division for
Technology Assessment and Substance Flow) & Ralph
Schlauderer (Farm Management Specialist); Institute for Agricultural
Engineering Bornim (ATB), GERMANY.
- The management approach towards agricultural machinery. Brain Jacobsen
(Senior Researcher); Danish Institute of Agricultural and Fisheries
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