- Business plans for agricultural entities wishing to start up, expand or shift direction.
Primarily, business plans for motivating funding from financial institutions are prepared and presented to bankers. These documents will cover the broad requirements of the most demanding agricultural lenders, combined with industry overviews, security available and achievable and sustainable assumptions.
- Feasibility studies for expansion and “value–adding” or agribusiness enterprises.
- Cash flow modelling (planning) and generation of cash flow forecasts for specific enterprises are generated for use by management and financiers. Comparisons between actual and budgeted figures are possible. Corporate inputs are undertaken, including basic agricultural training (background to agriculture, markets and enterprises) and new product development.
- Valuations for farming operations by accredited valuers for intensive, extensive and timber farms can be undertaken. Crops, livestock and movable asset valuations can also be conducted.
- Farm management, using various production systems and combined with budgeting and cash flow management are undertaken.
- Fodder flow planning and stock flow generation can be combined into the cash flow management system.
- Livestock production systems, in line with the property’s production potential, a practical breeding system and marketing strategies can be generated.
- Enterprise selection and Land Use planning: A farm’s resources (soil quality, grazing, infrastructure, water resources, irrigation rights, etc) are analysed and based on this information the most sustainable, economically feasible enterprises are selected.
Advice is tempered to suit the level of management available. The farm’s operation and management systems are adapted as technical expertise improves.