Archive: The potential of your business

Published 13 January 15

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A DairyCo Planning for Profit workshop is a great way for dairy farmers to work through real financial and management scenarios for their businesses and test options for change. 

The two-day residential workshop is aimed at those who have already started to consider making changes to their business, whether expansion, changing calving pattern, boosting milk from forage, planning for business succession, or simply looking for more general ways to improve profitability. 

Rachael Chamberlayne, DairyCo senior product manager, says: “Experienced specialist consultants are on hand to provide support and advice tailored to your needs. They also guide discussions with other producers to share ideas and develop the shape of your business and personal goals. “Being away from the day-to-day farm tasks provides a great chance to focus on the potential of the business. We encourage two attendees per farm as this gives the benefit of sharing thought processes, plus an understanding of the required actions, post workshop.” 

Workshops will be taking place on 28 – 29 January in Hampshire and in the North of England in March 2015. 

Dairy farmers Ian Walker and his son Ben from Norfolk attended a workshop, and, said, “We found the workshop incredibly useful, if a bit exhausting,” they joked. “We covered so much and managed to look at so many aspects of the business and what changes could mean to us. It made you think about things such as the hidden costs of making system changes.” 

For more information or to book your place, call Rachael Chamberlayne on 024 7647 8788 or visit the website

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