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Australian Wool Innovation Limited
Emily King
Manager, Woolgrower Education & Capacity Building

Business Case Studies

Welcome to the Bestprac Case Study Series, which each quarter will focus on a producer who is doing something new, unique and interesting in their business.

Although each case study will be different, they are designed to provide you with the tools and information you need to consider applying the new approach, way of thinking, technology or process to your business.

We’re planning to cover a diverse range of case studies from across the country, from animal husbandry to performance analysis, marketing, environment, people management, business systems and more.

The case studies will look at what drove the innovation, how it was implemented, the results that have been seen and enjoyed, lessons learnt and how it could be adapted and implemented by rangelands producers around the country.


Business Planning

Often producers are kept busy doing the day to day farm jobs, that there is little time left to plan for the future. However, Bestprac’s newest Innovation Case Study shows the value of spending time setting clear goals. These should be both long...

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Business diversification in the rangelands

Tony and Julie Smith own and manage ‘Rawnsley Park Station’, a pastoral station located 35 kilometres north of Hawker, on the southern side of Wilpena Pound in the Flinders Ranges region of South Australia.

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Looking at Wirrealpa through new eyes

This case study tells how a sequence of events since 2009 has allowed Warren and Barbara to see their station through new eyes. View full case study here.

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Award winning business strategies for rangeland producers

This case study focuses on Andrew Dufty, a successful and motivated farmer from western Victoria. Andrew has a message and focus that can be applied to any business; including rangeland businesses.

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Working Together

Think Tank: Ensuring Sustainability and Embracing Change in the SA Rangelands Prepared by Chelsea March (Rural Directions Pty Ltd)

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Ben and Susan Carn - Technological Strategy

“Wootoona” Near Quorn in the Upper North of South Australia Prepared by John Squires (Rural Directions Pty Ltd) with Ben and Susan Carn

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Justin and Julie McClure - Economic Strategy

“Kallara”, Darling River flood plain at Tilpa, Western NSW Prepared by Sally Ware (NSW Department of Industry & Investment) with Justin and Julie McClure

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