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Where can I find support to cut costs and increase profits in my farm business?

Increasing Profits
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Increasing Profits
The Business Planning section of AHDB’s website offers a wealth of resources to farmers including setting objectives, establishing next steps and a handy business calculator tool. With just a few key input figures, you can see the impact reducing costs or increasing productivity could have on your farm business.
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The Business Planning section of AHDB’s website offers a wealth of resources to farmers including setting objectives, establishing next steps and a handy business calculator tool. With just a few key input figures, you can see the impact reducing costs or increasing productivity could have on your farm business.
Be inspired by AHDB’s Farm Excellence Platform: a network of monitor and strategic farms making changes to their processes and testing out innovative practice across all sectors. You can see the list of participating farms and register to attend on-farm events here.
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Be inspired by AHDB’s Farm Excellence Platform: a network of monitor and strategic farms making changes to their processes and testing out innovative practice across all sectors. You can see the list of participating farms and register to attend on-farm events here.
AHDB also offers Farmbench: a more detailed online benchmarking tool for farm businesses. It compared your farm anonymously to similar enterprises, identifies your business strengths and weaknesses and helps you to protect against risk. Find out more here.
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AHDB also offers Farmbench: a more detailed online benchmarking tool for farm businesses. It compared your farm anonymously to similar enterprises, identifies your business strengths and weaknesses and helps you to protect against risk. Find out more here.
Take a look at AHDB’s Tools page, which includes Milk Price and Pig Production calculators. There is also a selection of Profit and Performance tools - budget templates, cost benefit analysis resources etc - available here.
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Take a look at AHDB’s Tools page, which includes Milk Price and Pig Production calculators. There is also a selection of Profit and Performance tools - budget templates, cost benefit analysis resources etc - available here.
The CLA’s North regional advisors are the first port of call for advice on any topic including farming-related queries. Contact the North office here.
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The CLA’s North regional advisors are the first port of call for advice on any topic including farming-related queries. Contact the North office here.
CLA membership provides access to an online Advice Library and a selection of Advisory Handbooks on a number of topics including share farming, farm business structures etc.
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CLA membership provides access to an online Advice Library and a selection of Advisory Handbooks on a number of topics including share farming, farm business structures etc.
The CLA’s national Agriculture team also offers advice to members on a number of relevant topics.
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The CLA’s national Agriculture team also offers advice to members on a number of relevant topics.
Fera is developing methods of turning farm waste products into income. See more details here.
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Fera is developing methods of turning farm waste products into income. See more details here.
The NFU offers members a range of discounts, covering everything from health insurance and airport parking to new vehicle purchases and machinery hire. Details available here.
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The NFU offers members a range of discounts, covering everything from health insurance and airport parking to new vehicle purchases and machinery hire. Details available here.
NFU members also benefit from a free debt advice service for both business and personal debt.
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NFU members also benefit from a free debt advice service for both business and personal debt.
NFU Energy is a consultancy specialising in the agricultural energy market. It offers a free energy helpline, a ‘contract finder’ service, technical advice on renewables and energy efficiency guidance, plus the potential to save on energy bills by joining an electricity buying group. More information available here.
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NFU Energy is a consultancy specialising in the agricultural energy market. It offers a free energy helpline, a ‘contract finder’ service, technical advice on renewables and energy efficiency guidance, plus the potential to save on energy bills by joining an electricity buying group. More information available here.
The Farm Business Survey feedback provides farmers with detailed information about the physical and economic performance of their farm business. The RBRU actively recruit a number of new farms to the survey each year - contact details are available here.
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The Farm Business Survey feedback provides farmers with detailed information about the physical and economic performance of their farm business. The RBRU actively recruit a number of new farms to the survey each year - contact details are available here.
The Farmer Network offers members the chance to buy fuel and gas and electricity at discounted prices through group schemes. They also offer competitive insurance options through Jelf. See their membership benefits here.
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The Farmer Network offers members the chance to buy fuel and gas and electricity at discounted prices through group schemes. They also offer competitive insurance options through Jelf. See their membership benefits here.
The Farmer Network runs a number of member projects with a focus on farmers getting together to share knowledge and challenges surrounding running a farm business. You can read about some of their current projects here.
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The Farmer Network runs a number of member projects with a focus on farmers getting together to share knowledge and challenges surrounding running a farm business. You can read about some of their current projects here.