Focus on detail

Blend calculator

Beef, Lamb, Dairy, Pork

This allows you to calculate the cost, energy and protein density of home blends. Choose from a list of over 65 different feeds and enter the cost (£/tonne) of those feeds. You can also enter new feeds which are not on the list as long you know the DM, ME and CP values.

http://beefandlamb.ahdb.org.uk/returns/tools/blend-calculator

Risks and hazards template

Beef, Lamb, Dairy, Pork, Cereals & Oilseeds, Hort, Potatoes

While designed for assessing risk in pig units, this template can be adapted for other businesses to use.

https://pork.ahdb.org.uk/skills-training/human-resources-toolkit

Risk register template

Beef, Lamb, Dairy, Pork, Cereals & Oilseeds, Hort, Potatoes

A Risk Register will help you to think about the risks your business faces, how much of risk they are to you and how you might mitigate them to reduced or eliminate the risks. Discuss the risks that face your business with your whole team to ensure there is understanding of why they are a risk, what opportunities there are from them and that you are all working towards their reduction.

https://dairy.ahdb.org.uk/resources-library/technical-information/business-management/risk-register-template

Webinar about risks business may face

Beef, Lamb, Dairy, Pork, Cereals & Oilseeds, Hort, Potatoes

This webinar will take you through some of the risks your business may face and how you might mitigate them. It also looks at setting a vision and strategy for your business which can be a good place to start.

https://dairy.ahdb.org.uk/technical-information/business-management/planning-ahead/long-term/strategic

Grass worksheet 13 Value of organic manure applications

Beef, Lamb, Dairy, Pork, Cereals & Oilseeds, Hort, Potatoes

: The value of organic manure applications to land should be taken into account when doing nutrient plans. This worksheet allows you to do a manual calculation of available values - both in terms of nutrients and financial.

https://dairy.ahdb.org.uk/resources-library/technical-information/grass-management/grassplus-worksheet-13-organic-manure-contribution

Grass worksheet 14a Nitrogen inputs calculator

Beef, Lamb, Dairy, Pork, Cereals & Oilseeds, Hort, Potatoes

Calculating the nitrogen inputs for field crops from all sources is key to ensuring that crops receive the appropriate levels of inputs. This worksheet allows you to manually calculate the inputs.

https://dairy.ahdb.org.uk/resources-library/technical-information/grass-management/grassplus-worksheet-14a-balancing-n-input-and-offtake