This book deals with people and how they manage the complex world of agriculture: the finances; the global trends; the markets; human relationships; the social and political challenges. Technology can only take us so far in grappling with all this. How partnerships can be developed between people is a focus for this book.
This is not just another book on Human Resources and how to get more out of your employees. It challenges you to think differently about all the people working in the farm business and what type of workplace they work in. And asks the question; how can the ethos and culture of the business be improved to better meet the needs of the employer and employee alike?
Table of contents
Chapter 1: Four principles to work by
Chapter 2: Building sound and productive working relationships
Chapter 3: Attracting and engaging people
Chapter 4: Analyse your business from a people perspective
Chapter 5: Negotiating working arrangements
Chapter 6: Creating and implementing policies and procedures
Chapter 7: Building business succession plans
Chapter 8: Developing a plan for the people on the Farm – putting it all together
Resources and further reading
For some people purchasing alpacas, the initial reason is as a small-scale hobby farm. However for many of these people, as they begin to breed and learn more about their alpacas, their focus changes and they use their knowledge to improve the quality of their stock – whether for fibre production, for stud breeding, or with an eye to winning show ribbons.
This book is a basic guide to some of the skills and practices of alpaca production. This guide covers information on alpaca production including health, breeding and farming, nutritional needs and breeding to improve fleece.
Table of contents:
· The Australian Alpaca industry in Australia
· Alpaca breeds
· Farming alpacas
· Farming alpacas as a breeding enterprise
· Farming alpacas for meat production
· Alpacas as guardian animals
· Alpacas as pets on small acreages
· Farm infrastructure
· The digestive system and how it works
· Alpaca nutrition
· Pasture and land management
· Breeding to improve fleece
· Fleece assessment
· Preparation of fleece for processing
· The genetics of alpaca breeding
· Purchasing decisions
· Health problems and preparing for the vet
· Digestive disorders and dental conditions
· Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
· Poisoning and liver disease
· Parasite worms, fluke and ticks
· Extremes of heat and cold
· Pregnancy, birthing and neonatal problems
· Biosecurity, record keeping and transport
· Alpaca shows
· Management planner
Dairy Agskills provides a basic guide to some of the skills and practices of dairy production. The book contains step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and full-colour pictures.
A practical guide to animal welfare, safety, quality assurance, milking, feeding, health, and management of a dairy herd. Includes calf rearing, breeding and waste disposal systems.
Dairy AgSkills is part of the AgSkills series: books that provide clear explanations about a wide range of practical tasks performed in farming. Industry personnel and departmental officers have been involved in compiling these AgSkills.
General Safety Precautions
Quality Assurance for Dairy
Milking Dairy Cows
Health and Welfare
Managing Calving Cows
Operating and Maintaining a Dairy Waste System
What Is A Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)?