Mind-set

Over the coming months AHDB Dairy and other organisation involved with Decisions4Dairy are spending a week a month focusing on key factors that affect dairy farmers; the theme here is Mind-set.  

On this page you will find all the articles that will help you look at assessing your mind-set for you and your business.

 

Decisions4Dairy - Taking control of your own destiny

The recent upturn in milk prices has given cause for optimism. The journey to get there, in contrast, has been long and painful for many. Often in adversity, we learn a lot about ourselves and our businesses, emerging both stronger and more efficient as a result. This resilient mind-set can be quickly forgotten as the sun emerges over the horizon. It’s important to heed the lessons learned if we want to be successful in the longer term.

 

Decisions4Dairy - Tough questions are the key to success

To succeed in modern business, farming families need a well-defined strategy. Great but what does that really mean and how the hell do I go about getting it? How do you go about deciding on your strategy and plan for the future? And importantly do you know what your family and business partner’s wants, needs and objective are? As part of Decisions4Dairy, we at AHDB Dairy have been working with small groups and individual farm businesses to facilitate these thought processes and conversations within families.

 

Decisions4Dairy - Thinking like a businessman not a farmer

Well, with the milk price beginning to rise this won’t be a problem will it? The down turn we’ve seen over the last couple of years has meant that every business has had to look within to make cost savings. It goes without saying, those will be maintained as the milk price rises, won’t they?

 

Decisions4Dairy - It’s not what you do, it’s the way that you do it : system change

It’s a really positive thing to know you want to make changes for you and your business. So what could these changes be? It’s likely that if you have come to this conclusion, a small change isn’t going to make a big enough change to deliver what you want to achieve. Two options that you might be considering could be a system change or becoming a part of a joint venture. Looking at a change of system? An example could be changing calving pattern

 

Decisions4Dairy - It’s not what you do, it’s the way that you do it : joint ventures


It’s a really positive thing to know you want to make changes for you and your business. So what could these changes be? It’s likely that if you have come to this conclusion, a small change isn’t going to make a big enough change to deliver what you want to achieve. Two options that you might be considering could be a system change or becoming a part of a joint venture. Could a joint venture be your best option?