Evidence report GB Dairy herd performance 2014/15

Published 4 January 16

Evidence report 2014/15

In addition to the presentation of the latest set of physical and financial performance data for dairy herds in Great Britain, this report aims to examine long-term viability and sustainability through:

  • Showing UK costs of milk production in context of other countries around the world
  • Investigate selected European ‘typical farm’ net margins over the last five years
  • Presenting 2014/15 figures in a longer-term context
  • Examining the sustainability of top performing herds against the background of milk price changes.

The report does not address questions relating to different types of farming systems, nor does it champion or compare any aspect of technical excellence. The data is focused on providing a foundation level of industry costs and margin potential to guide or support business decisions. Farmers who wish to benchmark their businesses or review system-specific group comparisons can access benchmarking groups through their AHDB Dairy Extension Officer.

In addition to the annual Evidence Report we now publish up to date estimated typical costs of milk production.