Grains and field crops, Horticulture
Department of Agriculture Western Australia
Questionnaires were sent to growers, buyers, transporters and market tenants. A low response rate from growers and buyers is interpreted as indicating the changes to market hours made by the Trust in winter 1983 were largely a non issue. Failure to respond can be interpreted as a positive reaction or ambivalence to the issue. Of those responding 89 per cent of growers and 55 per cent of buyers said the changes had no effect on their business. Transporters and market tenants were divided as to whether the changes had affected them and whether they were an improvement or not. On balance the survey results suggest the Trust can assume its changes to winter hours are acceptable to the majority of growers, buyers and transporters but that market tenants are more or less equally divided.
Number of Pages
Western Australia Metropolitan Market Trust, Marketing, Western Australia, Wholesale marketing, Fruit, Markets, Vegetables.
Longson, I, Boyd, M, and Kingwell, R. (1983), Market hours survey : a report for the Metropolitan Market Trust. Department of Agriculture Western Australia, Perth. Report.