Plans[ edit ] Parts of this article those related to Canal Generating Plant need to be updated. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. Cape Wind's developer is Energy Management Inc. EMI a New England-based energy company with 35 years of experience in energy conservation and energy development.
Drought risk as an example Firstly, you need to know how frequent and how severe droughts are in your area. Historical rainfall records provide the best indication of the frequency and severity of droughts.
Reviewing rainfall records can tell you how often droughts or late seasonal breaks have been in the past and for what period of time the farm would have been without useful rainfall and therefore without pasture production. It can provide locally relevant information, not just about rainfall, but, by assessing soil moisture, about potential pasture growth.
Once the likely frequency and severity of droughts have been assessed, the likely losses need to be identified and quantified. In the case of drought these are: The cost of feeding livestock through the drought The cost of protecting soil and pasture resources from overgrazing, resulting in erosion and loss of desirable plant species.
The cost of buying in fodder and the cost of feeding both need to be accounted for.
Widespread drought conditions are invariably coupled with dramatic increases in fodder prices as the demand for grain, hay and other drought feeds escalates. It is important to use drought prices as the input cost rather than long-term average prices for fodder.
This will enable you to make a rational decision during the drought about whether it is economical to feed sheep or sell them. Neither of these will be a cash cost at the time of the drought but they will affect the productivity of the farm for future years, or will require additional investment to repair.
Either way, both costs can be significant and the pasture and soil resources must be protected in a drought. When making your decisions you should consider whether: There is sufficient finance to fund the chosen strategy until the drought breaks There is sufficient management expertise and labour to implement the strategy There are unmanageable animal health, welfare and disease risks associated with the strategy The chosen strategy will deliver the best financial outcome Sheep producers have several options to cover drought costs.
Put profits away either as savings or investments Farm management deposits Purchase or conserve and store fodder. The preferred methodology is less important than the fact that you have recognised the risks and have plans in place to protect your business from them.Nothing is more critical to a new farm business than a good farm business plan.
This is your roadmap to start-up, profitability, and growth, and provides the foundation for your conversation with USDA about how our programs can complement your operation. pfmlures.com feels that it is important to know what you are buying.
Below are complete business plans that exemplify the complete business plans sold on our website. Starting A Chicken Farm For Layers, Broiler And Cockerels.
Because of how this document is important to the success of your poultry farm, you need to put in your very best in producing a good plan as the success of your poultry farming business starts from your plan.
If you need a business plan software, Liveplan is a good example. Technical/Business Planning: Small Wind Energy Projects. By.
Gary Brester, Professor Farm Bill Programs. This plan requires publicly-owned utilities and competitive electric suppliers to procure a minimum of 5 percent of retail sales from renewable. Download the Risk Assessment Template ( Kb). Drought risk as an example. Firstly, you need to know how frequent and how severe droughts are in your area.
Historical rainfall records provide the best indication of the frequency and severity of droughts. The Home of the 4 Hour Investor Grade Business Plan.
Faster investor quality documentation using HyperQuestions.