Agistment can be a crucial but often overlooked aspect of any agricultural business. I think it is safe to say that all too often there are more animals than there is grass to feed them. With Australia’s varied climate there are often opportunities for livestock owners to agist on other peoples land, but making those connections is for many reasons a tiresome exercise.
Agistment can be an integral part of any farming business, especially with the varied weather patterns of the past decade and lets not forget the ups and downs of the market. By making agistment a regular part of your enterprise you can add and remove animals without the market pressures and do what is best for your country all the while collecting your share.
Traditionally most agistment has been organised amongst local farmers or through an agent, limiting your businesses exposure to the wider livestock industry. Another common way to find agistment is to place an advertisement in the newspaper, problem is you don’t know who the people are who respond to your ad. This isn’t the best way to manage your available feed.
Agistnow.com promotes your agistment to the wider livestock industry while allowing you to see details about the person enquiring and select who you want to work with and who you don’t.
As with any product you sell, and agistment is a very saleable product, you need the best available price. Basic economics tells us that increasing demand for a product will essentially lead to increased revenue. So to start driving the demand for your agistment, create your free Landholder listing on agistnow.com
Modern day agriculture can be a tough place to make a start, agistow.com is proud to be able to offer a service that will enable young people to find land to operate their livestock business. With the average age of a farmer in Australia at 51 and so few people working in agriculture the time soon comes as to what will happen when our current crop of farmers want to retire.
There are many options to consider, agistment is one of them. Agistment allows an older farmer to sell his livestock at an optimum time and price without having to replace them later. The farmer suddenly finds himself with much more time and some money in the bank and can focus on improving the pasture and maintaining the property all the while there is someone else caring for and maintaining the livestock infrastructure.
In times of high land prices and no guaranteed return the young farmer sometimes finds himself challenged to grow his enterprise. Often it is easier to take the job in town and wish for the farming life. Agistment has the potential to put more young people into agriculture by connecting them with landowners, generally more seasoned operators, essentially providing them with a mentor and land to grow their business. At agistnow.com we believe this partnership will serve the Australian livestock industry well.
Have you ever been in the paddock and wondering if there was some agistment out there? Or maybe you have a paddock with good feed but find yourself wanting more stock. Well I find myself in this position often and it is why I am proud to bring you agistnow.com a website devoted to bringing Australian Farmers together for the purpose of arranging agistment.
Let me introduce myself, I am Max Jones a young farmer in the Condobolin district, NSW. Our family business revolves around Sheep and Cattle grazing native and improved pasture. In these times of on again off again seasons it is common to be either understocked or overstocked. Every farmer knows that when there is pasture the market is normally up, by using agistment as a part of your business you can help to balance the seasons and your chequebook.
Sure agistment is easy to place, most of us probably already have someone in mind, but the reason you should have a free Landholder profile on agistnow.com? It will make you more money. For the same reason you send stock to auction – Competition. Your agistnow.com profile will promote your paddock to more people and you can be sure to reap the rewards.
If you are looking for agistment we can help. By creating your premium account with us you will have the benefit of being able to contact all agistnow.com profiles to arrange for your agistment needs. Agistment can help your business grow by taking the risk out of owning livestock. With modern day trucking it is literally possible to move animals across country for one reason or another – Take advantage of this by building your network of agistment paddocks today.
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- Contact details of agistment farms.
- Photos and Comprehensive listing of the agistment.
- Location and Distance from your farm.
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