Minimise Overhead Costs

Machinery cost calculator

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

This allows you to calculate the cost of purchase and running of a machine verses using a contractor.

https://dairy.ahdb.org.uk/resources-library/technical-information/business-management/machinery-cost-calulator/

Interactive housing wizard

Beef, Dairy

This allows you to look at the capital and operational cost implications for a range of housing options based on your own farm situation using typical housing cost data.

https://dairy.ahdb.org.uk/resources-library/technical-information/buildings/housing-wizard/

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.

https://ahdb.org.uk/farmbench

DIY full water audit pack

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

This document has been designed to help you perform a water audit on your farm by working through a step-by-step guide to identify costs. Various aspects are covered including, identifying current and potential water saving areas for water efficiency savings on your farm.

https://dairy.ahdb.org.uk/resources-library/technical-information/buildings/diy-full-water-audit-pack/

Generic calculator of energy use

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

This can help you to work out how much it costs to run an electrical piece of equipment.

https://dairy.ahdb.org.uk/technical-information/business-management/energy-cost-calculators/generic-calculator/

Water heating energy use and cost calculator

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

Your choice of water heating system should provide you with enough hot water and also maximize efficiency of energy usage saving you money. This calculator can be used to work out the energy consumption of different water heaters.

https://dairy.ahdb.org.uk/technical-information/business-management/energy-cost-calculators/water-heating-calculator/