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Financial Lite, Financial, and Financial Pro. Budgeting products available with these modules further enhance your ability to manage your production and cash flow.
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WHICH BUDGET PRODUCT IS BEST FOR YOU?No matter which Financial module you purchase, you will receive one of our Budgeting tools. Budget Planner is included with both Financial Lite and Financial, and Power Budgets comes with Financial Pro. You can also purchase Power Budgets as a standalone module if you want to take your budgeting to that next level.Compare your budgeting options below to determine the best solution for you and your business.
PRODUCTION PRODUCTSPhoenix Production is a suite of farm recording and management software that carries on the tradition of excellence and service that the Phoenix Financial software has created since 1986. Phoenix Production comprises four modules that function together as an integrated farm management system. It is designed to integrate with the Phoenix Financial management program however each or all of the Phoenix Production modules can be operated independently if preferred. The choice is yours. You can select from:
Mapping creates property maps for any given information types including property plans, vegetation maps, PMAV, paddocks, and more. Integration with GPS and other Phoenix products is also available.
Livestock is a complete production recording and decision support system to manage your livestock operation. You will benefit from detailed recording of individual animal history to provide full traceability. Information can be collected from data collection devices including wands, panel readers, scale indicators and more. Grazing records, live weight performance and production performance are key features.
Grazing monitors land management practices for a more sustainable grazing operation. The module calculates carrying capacity, plans stocking schedules, identifies grazing rotations factoring for paddock recovery periods and quantifies pasture productivity.
Cropping records production details with costs, income, gross margin, chemical, seed, production inventory and water storage calculations with graphs and QA compliant.
Weather is a free module when you purchase any other production module. This utility allows you to keep detailed weather records for your properties.
Phoenix Live provides online access to the same Phoenix software that you know and trust.Access Phoenix from the field or whilst travelling, and it's available for your remote business partners such as bookkeepers, agronomists, accountants and more. Phoenix Live, the cloud farm management platform designed specifically for Agriculture.
Freshcare is an industry owned, not-for-profit on-farm assurance program, established and maintained to service the Australian fresh produce industry. Freshcare is currently the largest Australian on-farm assurance program for fresh produce; proudly providing on-farm food safety & quality and environmental certification services to over 5000 members nationally. The foundations of the Freshcare Program are the user-friendly Codes of Practice and detailed training support materials. The Freshcare Codes describe the practices required on farm to provide an assurance that fresh produce is safe to eat, has been prepared to customer specifications and legislative requirements; and has been grown with care for the environment.Freshcare currently offers certification to the following Codes of Practice, following participation in an approved Freshcare training course:
- Freshcare Food Safety & Quality
- Freshcare Environmental - Fresh Produce
- Freshcare Environmental - Viticulture
- Freshcare Environmental - Winery
The Establishment of Freshcare
Freshcare Ltd was established as a not-for-profit industry organisation to drive the development of the new auditable code of practice and to manage the program. Peak industry bodies representing growers and wholesalers became the 'owner groups' from which the Board of Freshcare is elected.
The owner organisations also provide a vital conduit for information flow between Freshcare and their individual members. A Freshcare office was also established to manage the day-to-day business of the organisation and a technical steering committee established to oversee future code development.
First and Second Editions of Food Safety Code
To ensure Edition 1 of the Freshcare Code of Practice was appropriate and achievable, it was widely distributed in draft form for review by industry stakeholders (growers, packers, wholesalers, processors and retailers). A science-based 'Master HACCP Plan' was developed to identify risks and the on-farm practices required to control the risks.
The consultation process included over 100 farm trial audits to test that the draft code was appropriate and achievable. Edition 1 of the Freshcare Code of Practice Food Safety was launched in July 2000 at a series of central market events in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.
Initially, Freshcare membership grew slowly as it was largely dependent on customer pressure to move from an informal approved supplier program to Freshcare certification. By the time the Code of Practice was revised in 2004, nearly 3000 growers had joined the program. Edition 2 incorporated feedback accumulated from the first four years experience with using Edition 1 of the code, but the code did not change significantly. Edition 2 of the Freshcare Food Safety Code of Practice was released in October 2004 and certified members upgraded to the new edition over the following 24 months. Edition 2 training resources were also translated into Arabic, Cantonese, Khmer, Punjabi and Vietnamese versions. Freshcare even made it onto the small screen with the development of a video training resource called 'Freshwise', that tells the story of two growers and an auditor exploring what happens during a Freshcare audit.The Environmental Code
Around the same time as Edition 2 of the Food Safety Code was being released in 2004, Horticulture Australia initiated the "Horticulture for Tomorrow" program to identify strategic environmental issues to assist the horticulture industry to improve and demonstrate good environmental management.
Freshcare Technical Steering Committee members were invited to become key editors and contributors to the development of the national publication 'Guidelines for Environmental Assurance for Australian Horticulture, because of their experience in developing similar resources for food safety assurance. In parallel with the development of the new environmental assurance guidelines, Freshcare began drafting and testing an environmental assurance code.
Publication of the Guidelines for Environmental Assurance in Australian Horticulture in April 2006 was closely followed by the publication of the Freshcare Code of Practice Environmental, 1st Edition August 2006. The 'Environmental Code' has been slowly gaining momentum. While there is considerable interest, investment and activity in on-farm environmental aspects, direct market signals for growers to become certified to an environmental standard have remained weak.
Interest in the Freshcare Environmental Code of Practice is expanding to horticulture and agriculture sectors beyond fresh produce, as the code is designed as a generic property environmental assurance program. With the continuing focus on managing water, biodiversity, emissions trading and other environmental issues, farmers from all sectors will come under pressure to demonstrate good environmental practices in order to maintain access to essential natural resources.
FSQ4 CodeThe Freshcare Food Safety & Quality Edition 4 Code of Practice (FSQ4) was released in June 2016.
FSQ4 outlines specific practices that must be implemented and maintained to assure continuous food safety and quality requirements are met on-farm.
There are two sections of the Freshcare FSQ4 Code, as outlined below:
- Scope and commitment
- Internal audit and corrective action
- Customer requirements
Food Safety & Quality
- Hazard analysis
- Growing site
- Planting materials
- Fertilisers and soil additives
- Premises, facilities, equipment, tools, packaging and vehicles
- Animals and pests
- Food defence and food fraud
- Product identification and traceability
It is a requirement that all businesses participating in the Freshcare Food Safety & Quality program, have at least one business representative complete training.
Freshcare training ensures each participating business has a full understanding of the Code and program requirements; how they are applicable to their business and what needs to be implemented and prepared to demonstrate compliance at audit.
Freshcare training options include: group courses, one-on-one, and online (eLearning).
Freshcare training prepares participants for integrating the program requirements into their business production and operating systems.
Training course materials include template record keeping documents and resource materials to provide assistance and further information.
Some elements of the FSQ4 Code require verification testing be completed. It is recommended that all verification testing be undertaken prior to audit.
Once the Food Safety & Quality program has been implemented within your business, and required records have been established, you can prepare for a third-party audit to verify compliance.
Freshcare Food Safety & Quality audits are required to be undertaken during harvest period, as it is essential that the auditor has access to all facets of business operations.
To become Freshcare certified you must first successfully complete and pass an audit. To schedule a Food Safety & Quality audit, contact a Freshcare approved Certification Body.
All Freshcare Certification Bodies have auditors who are able to audit across a number of industry standards (not just Freshcare). Therefore you may be able to schedule your Freshcare audit in conjuction with other industry standards/on-farm management programs as required. To organise a combined audit you must advise the Certification Body at the time of booking.
The various Freshcare Codes of Practice have been developed for ease of integration and combined certification audits. Therefore if you are participating in more than one Freshcare program such as Food Safety & Quality and Environmental, please advise the Certification Body when booking your audit to ensure a suitably qualified auditor is scheduled.
Once you have successfully completed an audit and resolved any corrective actions raised, a Freshcare certificate will be issued via your Certification Body.
For promotional purposes, Freshcare certified businesses can utilise the Freshcare Food Safety & Quality certification mark.
To maintain your Freshcare FSQ certification, annual audits are required to be undertaken during your harvest season.
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