Tools

This page will provide you with information and links to all relevant dairy business tools.

Feed and Water Budget Tool

A feed budget is a great tool to help any dairy business calculate the amount of feed needed for a season. The feed budget also takes into account the needs of young stock, heifers and dry cows.

The water budget helps businesses focus on pasture and crop requirements that may help a business calculate how much water may need to be purchased.


Both are only tools and if more help or advice is required please contact your trusted advisor to further discuss the best options for your dairy business

Feed and Water Budget Tool             

Murray Dairy Business Tool

Each season dairy farmers are faced with questions around the impact water allocations, milk price and grain or fodder prices might have on their business's profitability

The business tool is designed specifically for answering these questions and will assist dairy farmers to make better informed decisions around how to manage current seasonal conditions.

The tool is in a spreadsheet format and allows a farmer to enter their own farm business data to test the impact different water allocations, milk price and grain and fodder costs may have on their business.

The business tool also has a series of budgets, which addresses specific strategies a farmer may employ to improve their farm business profitability.

The budgets show the costs and benefits of implementing strategies such as applying more nitrogen or milking more cows.

Murray Dairy Business Tool
Business Tool Manual

DairyBase

DairyBase is a web-based tool that enables dairy farmers to measure and compare their farm business performance over time.

It will enable farmers to:
- Compare their own farm business over time
- Create annual reports and forecasts
- Identify opportunities and to drive profit and reduce risk
- Make more informed business decisions
- Generate benchmarks according to farm size, region and production system

DairyBase