Case Study of Farmers

Case study of farmers

The example of a mixed farm in South Africa is used as a case study for the rest of the journey to farming success and is called Green Valley.  The farmer/management team is referred to as John Lamb.  This example is used throughout the book to guide the reader or user under the title “Strategic plan of John Lamb.”
Description of Green Valley: The farm Green Valley of John Lamb is a mixed farm of 4 000 ha (9 884 acres).
His sheep enterprise has 2400 dual purpose (wool & meat) ewes.

The 3 300 ha range land with a grazing capacity of 5 ha per Large Stock Unit (LSU), is scientifically planned and each camp (grazing field) has two watering points.

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Strategic approach to farming success

Securing a competitive advantage in a turbulent global agricultural environment.
Karsten Farms is an agricultural company who produces table grapes, dates, melons, watermelons, apples and pears in South Africa.

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Media Comments

‘n Boek oor landboubestuur vir die boer van die 21ste eeu

Charles Smith, Landbou Volksblad, Vrydag 29 April 2005.Dit is hoe dr. Wim Nell, hoof van die Sentrum vir Landboubestuur aan die Universiteit van die Vrystaat (UV),

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