Dairy Enterprise Planning Budgets

These documents will help you to construct enterprise and cash flow budgets for dairy. This budget package is intended to help decision makers assess the profitability and financial feasibility of dairy operations under various price and cost conditions.


Dairy Enterprise Planning Budget, May 2019 

   Dairy Enterprise Budget ( Instructions) – May 2019 / Kevin Bernhardt

   Enterprise Budging Presentation – May 2019 / Kevin Bernhardt




WI DAIRY FARM RATIO BENCHMARKING TOOL



WI DAIRY FARM RATIO BENCHMARKING TOOL

 


Compares dairy farm’s financial status with +500 dairy farms in the State of Wisconsin. Data is from the AgFA (Agriculture Financial Advisor) database: 2000-2008. Calculates 15 Financial measures. REQUIRES: Excel 2007.



ROTATION



ROTATION

 


ROTATION

 


Allows you to balance your dairy cow rations between alfalfa, corn silage, and soil nutrients.



FORAGE LAND-BASE CALCULATOR



FORAGE LAND-BASE CALCULATOR

 


The “Forage Land Base Calculator” is an Excel spreadsheet that can help evaluate change in forage acres (either alfalfa, corn silage, or both) as a result of a change in any one or more of the following factors…forage yield; dairy herd expansion or reduction; custom raising heifers; higher or lower alfalfa / corn silage feeding ratio; and, change in harvest, storage or feeding losses. The first worksheet is the computerized spreadsheet which will do all calculations for you. The second worksheet (located directly behind the computer spreadsheet) can be printed and used as a hand-held worksheet on the farm. Both the spreadsheet and hand-held worksheet contain step-by-step directions. Developed by Greg Blonde, Associate Professor UW-Extension, Waupaca Co., WI…June 2000