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Digging Deeper

The Station Hotel, 49 Lovers Walk, Dumfries, DG1 1LT

Are you working hard but your dairy business is not progressing? Want to look into the numbers but don’t know where to start?

Aimed at dairy farm owners and managers. AHDB Dairy invite you to a short 2 day course to build your confidence and develop your skills, enabling you to understand how your dairy business is performing and where to focus your efforts to drive profit and build a sustainable business.

Day one:

  • The basics of running a dairy business

  • How to work out profit requirement - calculation

  • Reviewing previous performance – identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats

  • Key Performance indicators – which ones are relevant to your system

  • Making a workable business plan

Day two:

  • Forward budget

  • The balance sheet

  • Cashflow

  • Sensitivity analysis

  • Monitoring and adapting with change

  • New opportunity – partial budget

We have run this course before and attendees were very positive about the changes they were able to make as a result of using ideas from the sessions.

“This course cut straight to the nuts and bolts of understanding and controlling our business. Lots of very useful business planning tools that we regularly use.” - Chris and Rachel Knowles, Trink Dairy, Cornwall.

It is essential you commit to attending BOTH days and bring your latest set of annual accounts (not to share with others but to use during the course for ACTUAL data for your business) and a note of your annual saleable milk volume in litres.

For more information or to book a place (max 2 places per business - you can bring your consultant/ accountant) please call KE Events hub on 01904 771216 or email

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