Preliminary Progress Report 2 Dairy Farm Business Summary/Analysis Program

Jason Karszes & Lauren Hill PRO-DAIRY

The second Preliminary Progress of the Farm DFBS Report has been released. As dairy businesses across the state continue to analyze their financial and business performance utilizing the Dairy Farm Business Summary and Analysis Program, updated progress of the farm reports are provided to review the changes that have occurred from 2017 to 2018.

Along with how things changed from 2017, the range across selected factors for 2018 is reported in a business chart format, which reports the averages by 20 percent increments for each category summarized. With 73 farms included in this report, along with the average of all farms, the report includes preliminary data for farms less than and greater than 700 cows.

Highlighted ranges of performance from the 2nd preliminary report, for the average of all farms:


  Bottom 20%  Top
Milk per Cow 19,823   28,247
?Milk Sold Per Worker Equivalent  712,321  1,607,038
Feed & Crop Input Expenses per Cwt.   $6.19  $8.60
Operating Costs to Produce Milk  $13.41   $18.01
Total Costs to Produce Milk  $17.49  $25.11
% Return on All Capital, w/o Appreciation  -6.8%   4.1%

If you are interested in analyzing your business performance, please contact your local Cornell Cooperative Extension office to inquire about what resources are available to assist in this effort.

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