In week seven of our 11-week BETTER Farm beef challenge review, we are putting the labour and farm structures challenge under the microscope. In essence, there were two objectives. The first goal was to quantify the labour hours on participant farms and evaluate the results. Secondly, in terms of farm structures, the objective was to show that successful family and non-family partnerships can become established businesses which can provide a viable future for young farmers. Ten farmers signed up to the challenge.

Labour hours