Farm­ers’ plans in the spot­light

South Waikato News - - RURAL DELIVERY -

Key find­ings of the sur­vey:

65 per cent of red-meat farm­ers plan to in­crease pro­duc­tion in the next three to five years. 84 per cent plan to in­vest in pas­ture. 69 per cent plan to in­vest in an­i­mal ge­net­ics. 53 per cent see ben­e­fit in get­ting ex­pert help in im­prov­ing farm pro­duc­tiv­ity.

63 per cent say suc­ces­sion is about pass­ing the farm to fam­ily or whanau.

34 per cent say the buyer’s abil­ity to fi­nance a farm is the key bar­rier to suc­ces­sion.

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