Portable Sawmilling Costs for Landholders in Western Queensland

Venn, Tyron, McGavin, Robbie and Leggate, William W. (2004) Portable Sawmilling Costs for Landholders in Western Queensland. Murray Darling Program Working Paper: 5/M04, Risk & Sustainable Management Group, Schools of Economics and Political Science, The University of Queensland.

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Author Venn, Tyron
McGavin, Robbie
Leggate, William W.
Title Portable Sawmilling Costs for Landholders in Western Queensland
School, Department or Centre Risk & Sustainable Management Group, Schools of Economics and Political Science
Institution The University of Queensland
Report Number Murray Darling Program Working Paper: 5/M04
Publication date 2004-01-01
Subject 340202 Environment and Resource Economics
Abstract/Summary Portable sawmilling trials with Acacia aneura (mulga) and A. cambagei (gidgee) have been undertaken to estimate the private landholder costs associated with small-scale timber production from woodlands in western Queensland, Australia. A time study of harvesting and milling operations facilitated estimation of landholder labour input requirements. The scarcity and small size of millable logs, coupled with the prevalence of timber defects, make harvesting and portable sawmilling of western Queensland acacias an expensive undertaking for landholders. The cost of producing sawn timber that meets the High Feature (HF) grade of Australian Standard AS2796 is estimated at between A$3,000/m3 and A$3,400/m3 of HF timber.
Keyword acacia timbers
farm forestry
portable sawmills
sawmilling costs

Document type: Department Technical Report
Collection: Discussion Papers (School of Economics)
 
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