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Farm Success Enabling Case Studies

The Farm Success Enabling Case Studies project was undertaken to provide red meat producers with a series of case studies on ‘how to build your business’ to prepare for the various ‘exit strategies’ available, including farm succession and building of a successful business for sale. This was deemed to be useful because in 2015-16 there were 52,130 broadacre farms.

Before conducting the case studies, surveys were conducted through lawyers, accountants, bankers, rural financial councillors and consultants. A total of 6,500 farms (12% of all broadacre farm businesses) were looked at. In addition surveys were conducted directly with farmers.

Thirty farm businesses were considered for the Farm Success Enabling Case Studies project. Nineteen of these red meat farm businesses were approached, with sixteen studied in significant detail. In addition to these Case Studies, 100 succession cases were also examined.

At the end of the project (Oct / Nov 2018) surveys were conducted with each of the case study participants in order to measure participant uptake and knowledge from the case study series. In addition to this, a survey was also sent to those that had read / made contact with Meridian Agriculture about the Case Studies and those that have attended one of the two webinars that were presented.

To watch the two webinars please follow the below links:  


Title Size Date published
7.4MB 17/12/2018


Contract No. Title Start date End date Funding type
Farm Success Enabling Case Studies
01/12/2016 01/12/2018

This page was last updated on 13/05/2019

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