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Recent Changes in the Tasmanian Dairy Industry


Grosvenor, S and Wood, LJ, Recent Changes in the Tasmanian Dairy Industry, New Zealand Geographer, 52, (2) pp. 56-64. ISSN 0028-8144 (1996) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1745-7939.1996.tb02066.x


Recent theorisation in rural studies provides insights that assist interpretation of change in the Tasmanian dairy industry. Coincident with deregulation are fewer dairy farms but increases in production. Factors contributing to change include growth of foreign ownership of dairy properties and manufacturing plant. In particular, New Zealand corporations and private individuals are bringing in different management practices and the Asian market is becoming increasingly important. Government provision of regular, comparative productivity data specific to each dairy operation is an important spur for productivity improvements. The changes have underlying social causes and consequences and reflect complicated connections which produce alterations in many aspects of rural life.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Human geography
Research Field:Economic geography
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Other animal production and animal primary products
Objective Field:Other animal production and animal primary products not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Grosvenor, S (Dr Shirley Grosvenor)
UTAS Author:Wood, LJ (Associate Professor Les Wood)
ID Code:7661
Year Published:1996
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:1996-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-19

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