Leasing and Share Farming – from both sides of the fence

25 February 2021, Keith (WORKSHOP FULL)
1 March 2021, Clare (WORKSHOP FULL)


This workshop aims to introduce:

  • Leasing and share farming business models
  • Valuation methodologies for both cropping and grazing land
  • Lease and share farming risks to be managed
  • The strengths and weaknesses of different business models
  • Guidelines for best practice proposal writing, forming agreements and participating in annual reviews to support leasing and share farming arrangements

If you would like to express your interest in attending this workshop in the future, please call 1300 746 466.

MeatUp Forums

MeatUp Forums provide an opportunity for beef, sheep and goat producers to learn something new, stay up-to-date with the latest on-farm research and technologies and meet others working in the red meat industry.

Held predominantly throughout southern Australia, these forums introduce producers to the outcomes of MLA research and development projects and the next steps to drive profitability and productivity on-farm.

At MeatUp Forums, producers can:

  • hear about the latest red meat research, development and adoption programs with a whole-farm and value chain focus
  • interact with expert speakers, including leading producers, advisors and researchers
  • access tools and insights – tailored to the needs and interests of producers in the local area.

MeatUp Forums are an MLA initiative and are delivered by Pinion Advisory.

Event details

MLA will host MeatUp Forums across NSW, SA, southern WA and south-west Queensland from 2021 through to 2023. SA dates and locations for 2021 are:

5 March, Gawler
25 June, Port Augusta
19 August, Tailem Bend

Grain Market Breifing – March Sessions

5 Mar, Clare, 9am – 12pm
5 Mar, Clare, 1pm – 4pm
9 Mar, Port Kenny, 1pm – 4pm
10 Mar, Cummins, 1pm – 4pm
11 Mar, Lock, 8.30am – 11.30am
11 Mar, Kimba, 2pm – 5pm
12 Mar Jamestown, 9am – 12pm
15 Mar, Bute, 8.30am – 11.30am
15 Mar, Maitland, 2pm – 5pm
16 Mar, Yorketown, 9am – 12pm
17 Mar, Freeling, 9am – 12pm
18 Mar, Loxton, 8.30am – 11.30am
18 Mar, Parilla, 2pm – 5pm
22 Mar, Wolseley, 9am – 12pm

The markets are constantly changing, and these forums provide an ideal opportunity to engage and learn from like-minded farmers. Feedback from clients who have attended a grain briefing remains positive. Clients are saying that the discussions and learnings from the forums contribute to them making more considered grain marketing decisions.

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    Next Gen Breakthrough Group

    Supporting the next generation of farm managers

    Get your business started 15-16 March 2021

    Managing a farm is a complex business. Considerations need to be made to manage people, finances and the business health to ensure a profitable and resilient farming operation.

    The Next Generation Breakthrough Group is a 3-year program designed to assist and support the development of the next generation of farm managers. The group features like-minded producers from different regions, business models and levels of farming experience, to learn practical techniques, tools and processes to implement within their own farming businesses.

    Benefits to you and your business:

    • Develop your business skills to become an effective manager and leader.
    • Gain confidence in your decision making and farm management skills.
    • Develop a detailed action plan for the management succession of the business.
    • Improve your time management planning and workplace effectiveness.
    • Create an entrepreneurial and opportunity focused mind-set.
    • Connect with like-minded producers to share ideas and experiences.
    • Ongoing support from experienced Pinion Advisory consultants.
    • Add professionalism, planning and logic to your decision making.

    Livestock Advisor Essentials

    MLA has launched Livestock Advisor Essentials, a southern-focused pilot professional development program designed for early career professionals involved in the livestock industry.

    This is an unbeatable opportunity to:

    • Learn the fundamentals of livestock businesses
    • Develop knowledge, skills and confidence and
    • Connect with other livestock advisors

    The program includes three 2-day face-to-face workshops covering the livestock industry building-blocks of feedbase, business, value chain and people.

    The workshops will be delivered by leading professionals in their field; Basil Doonan, John Francis, Elke Hocking and Jill Rigney.

    Registrations are now open and places are limited. Please register here.

    Registrations for the program close 5pm, Monday 15 March. If places are not fully subscribed, registrations for single workshops may be released after that time.

    For more information please email or visit the website.

    Please feel free to spread the word to your networks.

    Southern BusinessEDGE

    21-22 April, Penola
    21-22 July, Adelaide
    25-26 August, Lameroo
    15-16 September, Robe

    BusinessEDGE is a comprehensive two-day workshop for owners and managers of grazing enterprises.
    It’s specifically designed to improve financial literacy and business skills.

    What you will learn
    • Why your income tax return is of limited value in business decision making
    • How to set up and use management accounts
    • How to interpret financial statements and understand what they are saying to you
    • Understanding the key profit drivers for the whole business, the herd and the flock
    • How to manage financial risk
    • How to allocate capital in a rational manner for a better return on the investment
    • …and much more

    “A great investment, the overall business picture is priceless.”