Farmanco Facts – April 2020
Keith Symondson (CEO) has written this month’s Editorial (see excerpt below):
News of COVID-19 dominates the headlines as well as most conversations and its likely to do so for many months. It is a difficult time for all of us and I hope you and your families are staying safe.
Given the rapidly changing situation, Farmanco has had to evolve how we work, think and how we continue to offer support and advice to all our clients. As you are probably aware, we closed all of our offices in March, and all our consultants are working from home.
Key points for April 2020 Farmanco Facts are:
|Satellite Imagery: The Why, How and What can we use this for? By Blake O’Meagher (Agronomist & P.A. Specialist)|
|Satellites for Precision Ag and Non-Precision Ag applications||Using this information to build valuable paddock insights and information||What are some of the service providers available and how do we best use these applications?|
|Automatic alerts and Normalised Difference Vegetative Index (NDVI) imaging uses|
|Farmanco Facts: Client Survey Results, by Keith Symondson (CEO)|
|Design of Newsletter||Content of Newsletter||What are topics readers most interested in?|
|Ag Equipment Movement, by Stacey Bell (Farm Management Consultant)|
|All States have had changes regarding agricultural piloting||Western Australia now has Public Holiday curfew periods||National Guidelines now cover all states, except Western Australia|
|Keeping it in perspective – thoughts on investing, by David McCarthy (Bedbrook McCarthy Private Wealth Management)|
|Corona virus (COVID-19) and the impacts on Agriculture, by Ryan Duane (Grain Marketer)|
|Corona virus COVID-19 is already having a major impact on health and economies||Agricultural markets are not immune, with lower demand not helpful for grain and oilseed prices||Barley prices are especially exposed|
|COVID-19 is also impacting on the Australian Dollar||The disease outbreak is an example of a Black Swan event|
Each Farmanco Facts edition includes the WA Wool & Livestock Market Report and NSW / VIC Wool & Livestock Market Report.