Optimal Dairy Systems - business KPI definitions (all systems)

In the table below you will find an explanation of how the Optimal Dairy System business level Key Performance Indicators are defined and calculated for both all year round and block calving systems.

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Key Performance IndicatorsDefinitions
Income (output) retained (%) Dairy cash net margin (less depreciation) as a proportion of the total income from the dairy herd).
Return on tenants-type capital (%) Dairy profit as a proportion of the tenants capital (or assets) is that which only a tenant only would own ie land or buildings are not included.
Full economic costs of production (ppl) Full economic costs of production consider all cash costs of the dairy herd plus depreciation and the value of the use of unpaid family labour, homegrown cereals and protein, and potential rental value of owned land.