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Use the Business Tool spreadsheet to save time calculating milk price and water allocation projections for the year ahead.

Murray Dairy Business Tool

Dairy Farmers business profitability is often affected by water allocations and the prices of milk, grain and fodder. Each season, dairy farmers and faced with questions on the impact these prices will have on their businesses. The Murray Dairy Business Tool (MDBT) is designed specifically to answer these questions. The MDBT helps dairy farmers manage current seasonal conditions through informed decision making.

MDBT is an easy-to-use spreadsheet – where a farmer enters his/her own farm business data to realistically test the impact different water allocations, milk price and grain and fodder costs may have on their business. 

Budgeting is also available in the MDBT – with a range of predefined budgets to choose from. Each budget type connects to specific on-farm strategies, such as applying more nitrogen or milking more cows. A farmer can use the MDBT to review and test a strategy before applying it to the business – seeing how it can improve his/her farm business profitability. Each strategy’s budget clearly shows the costs and benefits, helping to determine the optimal strategy for a farmer to implement at this time.

Download the Murray Dairy Business Tool Excel spreadsheet

Download the accompanying Murray Dairy Business Tool User Manual

 

Dairy farmers€™ business profitability is regularly affected by water allocations, and the prices of milk, grain and fodder. Each season, dairy farmers are faced with questions on the impact these prices will have on their businesses. The Murray Dairy Business Tool can assist with finding answers.

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