Compare yourself with others and gather information

More than half of farmers operating in the bottom quartile do not realise they are underachieving. Use these tools to discover how benchmarking or other comparable analysis could help.

Farmbench

Beef, Lamb, Dairy, Cereals & Oilseeds, Potatoes

This tool helps you to understand and compare your full costs of production across multiple enterprises. Costs can be split across beef, sheep, potato and arable enterprises, with dairy coming online in 2019. This then enables comparison amongst groups and against regional and national benchmarks.

Farmbench

Dairy KPI Benchmarking tool

Dairy

This online calculator enables dairy farmers to enter their own performance and financial figures to see how they benchmark with others.  The KPI calculator breaks the measures down into two areas: Enterprise key performance indicators - which highlight the six key areas for both AYR and block calving systems which are crucial to delivering the financial performance required.

Dairy KPI benchmarking tool

Beef and lamb KPI calculators

Beef, Lamb

Identify strengths and weaknesses in your herd or flock performance using these handy calculators.  These can be used to compare performance with previous years and with similar production systems, using Stocktake figures. They can also be used as part of a herd health plan.

Beef & Lamb KPI calculators

Heifer rearing cost calculator

Beef, Dairy

This allows you to input your own costings under three distinct rearing periods; birth to weaning, weaning to six months and six months to calving. You can then explore how changes in your rearing regime might affect these costs, for example, reducing the age at first calving from 27 to 24 months.

Heifer rearing cost calculator

Antimicrobials benchmark tool

Pork

This will help producers to comply with Red Tractor Assurance Pig Scheme requirements effective from 1 October 2014.

Antimicrobials benchmark tool

Fight Against Blight

Potatoes

The Fight Against Blight service has been reporting blight alerts for the past 10 years. See a report summary of areas affected in the UK. Changing the date range allows you to see when blight was reported across the season, the 'end date' chooses the weather to display.

Fight Against Blight

Harvest progress dashboard

Cereals & Oilseeds

Use our interactive tool to discover harvest progress across Great Britain. You can also select specific crops, areas and the years you wish to compare at a regional or national level.

Harvest progress dashboard
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