John Francis is the Director of Agrista. He was a Director of Holmes Sackett for 13 years and is the key author of the following publications:
Liming acid soils for livestock production – a new business case using timeless production research. Written, researched and analysed by John Francis, Director Agrista
Add a slice of lime for tastier livestock profits.
Regenerative agriculture – an Australian farm advisor’s perspective by John Francis, Director, Agrista
Published in The Journal, the quarterly publication of the New Zealand Institute of Primary Industry Management (Vol 25 | No 1 | MARCH 2021 | ISSN 2463-3011).
This article looks at the division of opinion, the principles and the growth in awareness of regenerative agriculture in Australia. It offers an approach for assessing the financial consequences of changing systems and for dealing with unconscious bias.
Goat levy, industry and producer performance indicators by John Francis, Director, Agrista
An Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) funded project, led by John Francis offered commercial goat producers the opportunity to have the financial and production performance of their goat enterprise compared to other goat businesses. The key finding is that rangeland goat enterprises have been as profitable, or more so, than the more mainstream livestock enterprises which include lamb, beef and wool.
What is the current business case for leasing vs buying land assets for livestock grazing? by John Francis, Director, Agrista
Regenerative Agriculture - Quantifying the cost by John Francis, Director, Holmes Sackett
This paper in response to financial analyses presented in the research report commissioned by the Australian Government’s National Environmental Science Program (NESP).
AgInsights Holmes Sackett's annual summary of farm business benchmarking data. AgInsights uses benchmarking evidence to deliver clear messages about what the most profitable farm businesses do differently to the rest. AgInsights Volume 20 - $418 (gst incl.)
FarmStaff is a report investigating the findings of a survey into farm salaries, incentive schemes, contractors and farm employee motivations. Facts on what farm staff positions are worth, what motivates employees, what makes a good employer, understanding salary issues in agriculture. Available only in PDF format. $33 (gst incl.)
Salary Report Holmes Sackett’s annual summary of farm salary benchmark data. This unique source of farm salary data provides insight into the value and structure of farm salary packages to assist employers to attract, retain and reward their staff. Find out what farm staff positions are worth. Updated annually. $264 (gst incl.)