Publications and Tools | Holmes Sackett

Publications and Tools

Holmes Sackett invests heavily in economic research and profitability analysis.  Below are some of our publications:


Regenerative Agriculture - Quantifying the cost
by John Francis, Director, Holmes Sackett 

This paper is an examination by Holmes Sackett consultants in response to financial analyses presented in the research report commissioned by the Australian Government’s National Environmental Science Program (NESP).

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AgInsights is Holmes Sackett's annual summary of farm business benchmarking data.

Analysis is conducted to investigate the factors that lead to improved farm business profitability. Results are reported at a whole farm and enterprise level.  Comparative analysis of a range of financial and production key performance indicators is presented.

AgInsights uses benchmarking evidence to deliver clear messages about what the most profitable farm businesses do differently to the rest.

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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.

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$33 (gst incl.)



Salary Report is an annual summary of Holmes Sackett’s 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.

Data submissions for the Salary Report include an individual salary report for your business.  

$264 (gst incl.)


Holmes Sackett provides access to calculators and tools that assist in the profitable management of your farm business.

The Fatten or Sell Gross Margin Calculator allows you to calculate (from current prices and basic assumptions) the gross margin from feeding sheep to get them to a sale weight.