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Breeding + worksheet 7

Beef, Dairy

Selecting the cows from which to breed your replacement animals should not be down to chance. This worksheet allows you to use a simple decision guide to select those animals which replacements should be bred off.

https://dairy.ahdb.org.uk/resources-library/technical-information/breeding-genetics/breedingplus-worksheet-7-replacement-breeding-cow-selection

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

Cull cow finishing calculator

Beef, Dairy

Calculates the cost benefit (or not) of finishing cull cows from the dairy herd.

https://dairy.ahdb.org.uk/technical-information/animal-health-welfare/cow-culling/cull-cow-calculators/finishing-calculator

Safe storage time calculator

Cereals

Helps growers keep on top of drying and cooling at harvest to protect the quality and safety of their grain in store. The tool uses information entered on the moisture and temperature levels for stored grain to assess the risks from mold and mycotoxins development, loss of germination and the potential risk for attack by insects and mites.

https://cereals.ahdb.org.uk/tools/safe-storage-time-calculator.aspx

Strategy setting interactive webinar

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

This webinar will take you through some of the risks your businesses faces and how you might mitigate these risks.  It will also help you set a vision and strategy for the future to get the most out of your business.

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

Optimal Dairy Systems

Dairy

The dairy industry can achieve significant competitive gains at farm level by a narrowing of production systems. Choosing either block calving or all round calving systems. Guidance around the key areas to consider and the tools are also available to help review your system.

https://dairy.ahdb.org.uk/optimal-dairy-systems/