Investment in Agriculture

Mackinnon Project Seminar

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 9:30am

When: Thursday, 28 September 2017, 9:30am
Where:
Large Lecture Theatre, University of Melbourne
Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences
250 Princes Highway, Werribee; Melways Map Ref: 206 G5
Cost: $70pp for Mackinnon members, $95pp for non-members.
Registrations: Dianne Rees: 0418 748 603; d.rees@unimelb.edu.au

Program

9:30 am - Registration and Morning Tea

10:00 am - Welcome

10:10 am - SESSION 1 – What is corporate agribusiness looking for in agriculture? – Ed Dunn (PF Olsen Australia)

10:45 am - SESSION 2 – Land prices: now and the future – Michael Curtis (Ag Answers Analyst, Rural Bank)

11:20 am - SESSION 3 – How do current commodity prices change the investment returns on leasing, purchasing or investing in property? - John Webb Ware (The Mackinnon Project)

11:55 am - SESSION 4 – Does optimal stocking rate change with higher commodity prices?Leah Tyrell (The Mackinnon Project)

12:30 pm - LUNCH

1:15 pm - SESSION 5 – Ewes for the future, lambs, wool and profit: A profitability analysis of the Elmore Ewe TrialsKieran Ransom

1:50 pm - SESSION 6 – Does intervening in ewe conception pay?Elsa Glanville (The Mackinnon Project)

2:25 pm - SESSION 7 – Mackinnon Research Updates:
The effect of Campyvax® on maiden ewe reproduction on four Victorian farms – Elsa Glanville
The prevalence of Q fever in cattle, sheep and goats – Tabita Tan
Producers and disease surveillance: The LANDI project – Caitlin Pfeiffer

2:55 pm - CLOSING DISCUSSION – John Webb-Ware 

3:15 pm - FINISH AND AFTERNOON TEA