Large-scale grower cost and labour productivity survey 2014/2015
In order to best serve the cane growers of the industry, CANEGROWERS requires information that is both reliable and representative of its constituency. CANEGROWERS’ annual Large-Scale Grower (LSG) Cost and Labour Productivity surveys are important tools for collecting credible information, which CANEGROWERS uses in its efforts to support growers. For example, 2014 survey results were used for the National Energy Regulator of SA and labour debate submissions.
A high survey response rate is necessary for generating trustworthy results. We therefore appeal to you to complete the enclosed survey forms and return it to CANEGROWERS at your earliest convenience. Alternatively with regards to the cost survey, you may instruct your bookkeeper or accountant to send us your information, or, survey information if you use your own bookkeeping package, you may send us a report of your detailed Profit & Loss or Income Statement (2015 financial year end). Survey forms are also available from CANEGROWERS’ website.
All survey information is kept strictly confidential.
Respondents will receive a detailed cost comparison report and labour productivity reports, which show their farm relative to a cross-section of the data for other growers in the same mill area. The cost comparison report may be used to track the farm’s relative performance and to identify its strengths and weaknesses.
In addition, growers who submit both the LSG cost survey and the labour productivity survey will be included in the lucky draw. The draw will take place on 25 February 2016 and prize giving will be arranged at the most convenient Coastals store. The first prize is a ton of fertiliser, there are also second, third and fourth place prizes – all courtesy of Coastals.
The deadline for the surveys is 31 January 2016.
CANEGROWERS looks forward to working together with you to better understand and support our industry.
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