Dairy Budget 2019-2020
DAIRY BUDGET 1ST APRIL 2019 – 31ST MARCH 2020
This 2019 budget is based on a fictional 150-cow plus young stock dairy farm, using figures based on national averages. The farm is run by the proprietor who is in his 30’s and has 200 acres of permanent pasture with a range of dairy buildings and a farmhouse. The farm is on a 20-year Farm Business Tenancy at £140/acre. The business employs one full-time assistant herdsperson and a relief weekend milker. A 20 year loan of £200,000 was taken out when the tenancy started in 2014 for the purchase of cattle, reducing at £8,000 per year. There is also a tractor on Hire Purchase. The total capital expenditure is £43,900. The farm uses grass silage, receives average rainfall and is in a NVZ. It is budgeted that the all-year-round calving herd will average 8,000 litres per cow at 28ppl. 30 heifer calves are retained annually as replacements, with all other young calves sold. Contractors are used for slurry and forage management.
BROWN&CO | DAIRY BUDGET
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