The benefits of asset separation

Author: Sharon Watt | Date: 30 May 2014

The benefits of separating land assets from the operating farm business are outlined in a new Business Management Fact Sheet produced by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC). 

The Fact Sheet points out that while grain-growing businesses are a combination of two key components – the operating business and the real estate (farm land) business – treating these two components  separately provides effective and flexible operations for succession and retirement, investment and expansion pathways. 

The Fact Sheet provides information on measuring asset performance and details the benefits associated with asset separation, relating to succession and retirement, expansion of farm scale, asset protection, leveraging and third party investors. 

Produced as part of the GRDC’s Farm Business Management initiative, the Fact Sheet can be viewed and downloaded via


For further information

Catherine James, ORM
03 5441 6176


Sharon Watt, Porter Novelli
0409 675100 

GRDC Project Code ORM00004

Region South, North