When organising the supply of the farm (e.g. animals, fodder, fertiliser, seed or plant protection products) and the sale from the farm, it is important to ensure that the production plan is met.
Therefore, it is worth having alternative places for the purchase and sale of production, so as not to be fully dependent on one supplier or customer, who may influence our decisions according to his own interests only, significantly worsening the financial results of the farm. This does not exclude the possibility of choosing from among a few a single trading partner that is optimal for the financial stability of the farm, but in this case the risks involved should always be carefully assessed.
More on the determinants of supply and disposal in the lessons of Area 13: Market Access.