Improving the Economics of Small-scale Farm Forestry Processing for Grower Groups

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  • Published: 2 Sep 2009

  • Author(s): Stewart, Mark, Lang, Andrew

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Farm forestry has great potential to expand. However this expansion is dependent on landowners and other investors being confident that the wood output of farm forestry, coupled with other tangible or less tangible benefits, will reliably reward the investment.

This publication analyses the value-adding invoices of SMARTimbers Cooperative’s members over six years to demonstrate the cost breakdowns and identify the points where margins could be significantly improved. Thus the report can be used as a guide by any farm forester or group with parcels of mill-quality logs, to assist them through the pitfalls of processing.