#Decisions4Dairy Cost of Production Series

Published 30 August 16

Over the coming months AHDB Dairy and other organisations involved with Decisions4Dairy are spending a week a month focusing on key factors that affect dairy farmers; the theme this week is cost of production.  

You will find all the articles from the series and tools that will help you look at cost of production for your business here including articles on:

How UK dairy farm economics compare to the rest of the world

Whether reducing labour is a false economy

Herd replacement costs

The most asked question of dairy farmers in the UK

Whether all year round housing is really the best option

Implications of switching calving pattern

Top tips on cost of production  


Decisions4Dairy webinar - Is all-year round calving really the best option to drop costs?

When: 6 September 2016 09:30 to 10:30 

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.

Register here

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 with farmers who have been through the process.