Turning profits around

Enterprise changes, different breed types and off-farm work are some of the strategies used by producers Tim and Phyllis Carlill, to deal with an unexpected result from their analysis of cost of production. While based in an area that traditionally produced vealers, Tim witnessed a $200/head reduction in prices in the past 12 months, when labour costs had been adding up. Coupled with poor seasonal conditions and a lack of summer rainfall, they needed to make changes.

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