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Portable Sawmilling Costs for Landholders in Western Queensland

Venn, T., McGavin, R. L. and Leggate, W. (2004) Portable Sawmilling Costs for Landholders in Western Queensland. Working Paper. University of Queensland.


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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 A3,000-m3 and A3,400/m3 of HF timber.

Item Type:Monograph (Working Paper)
Business groups:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Keywords:Environmental Economics and Policy
Subjects:Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agricultural economics
Forestry > Research. Experimentation
Forestry > Forestry machinery and engineering
Forestry > Exploitation and utilization
Live Archive:29 Mar 2021 03:54
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:46

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