Cost of production - Comparisons, calculations and implications

Published 5 September 16

Cost of production - Do you really know yours?

AHDB Dairy has published a series of articles that consider the factors dairy farmers should routinely consider when looking at the cost of production of their business.

The articles include:
How to UK dairy farm economics compare to the rest of the world?
Reducing labour - a false economy?
Herd replacement cost
The most asked question of dairy farmers up and down the United Kingdom?
When did buying the farm next door become a cost of production?
Is all-year round calving really the best option?
Implications of switching calving pattern
Top tips on Cost of Production from Tony Evans

A summary of all the cost of production themed articles and tools can be found here.

WEBINAR: Is all-year round calving really the best option?
WHEN: 6 September @ 9.30am - 10.30am
Online event only

The British dairy industry could cut its costs by an estimated £3.5m per week with a different approach to milk production and, in particular, calving patterns, according to AHDB analysis. That is equivalent to 1.5ppl across all the milk in the country.


The webinar will look at:
• Potential cost savings to the farmer of block calving
• Implication to the processors
• Things for the farmer to consider
• Particle experiences from two farmers that have made a switch.

Join Chris Gooderham and Mark Topliff, both lead analysts for AHDB, as we look at the prospect of block calving to reduce the cost of production for the sector, together farmer Andrew Mycock who has been through the process.

1:1 sessions at UK Dairy Day - Don't miss out!

When: 14 September 2016
Location: UK Dairy Day, Telford, TF3 4JH

One-to-one slots with professionals available at UK Dairy Day through the #Decisions4Dairy initiative.

If you are thinking about different options for you and your business, want to discuss a particular course of action, need someone to test thoughts on or simply are not sure where to begin, these sessions could be just what you need to start homing in on a way forward for you.

Bank managers, accountant, business consultants and technical specialists can all be accessed from a variety of companies for a 30 minute, one-to-one session around the site at UK Dairy Day.

If you would like to take advantage of this please book a session by clicking here.

Supporting farmers in challenging times

The articles form part of AHDB Dairy’s commitment to #Decisions4Dairy, an industry-wide initiative to help farmers work through difficult times so they can become more robust for the longer term.

Details of all the resources, events, tools and support available across the sector, can be found here