DairyCo Milkbench+ report 2013

Published 13 February 13

This report shows the findings of the second year of analysis of the Milkbench+ data. The investigation of total costs of production raises many issues, including just how difficult it can be to make a profit from milk production. However, there are also strong indications that many dairy farmers have the opportunity to take positive steps in managing production costs that could significantly increase financial returns.

The information in this report is from dairy herds with financial year-ends between December 2011 and June 2012 with a sample of 315 farms contributing to the analysis. Although not statistically representative, the sample provides a very good insight into the performance of dairy herds from across Great Britain.