Dairy farm management, economics and housing of dairy cattle

Field of interest
Dairy
Duration
4 weeks

Learn how to calculate gross margin, create dairy farm budgets, analyse performance, and develop business plans for the setup of new dairy farms with the course "dairy farm management, economics and housing of dairy cattle".

  • 3.750,-
  • 4 weeks
  • Dronten
  • Small groups

For whom

This programme is gearded towards:

  • owners and managerial staff of private, public, or cooperative dairy farms
  • dairy training institute staff
  • extension workers
  • staff of advisory services who deal with all management aspects of dairy farms

Training date

10 February 2020 - 6 March 2020

Programme

These training themes are included throughout this programme:

  • explanation: what it means to be a manager and entrepreneur
  • criteria for setting up a sustainable dairy farm, obtaining a public license to produce
  • key performance indicators to assess financial and technical dairy farms
  • calculation of variable and fixed costs
  • maintaining financial records
  • creating a cashflow forecast
  • calculating a balance sheet
  • making a partial budget
  • making of a complete budget
  • interpreting technical and financial dairy farm reports
  • assessment of technical and financial performance
  • housing requirements for dairy cows
  • reduction of dairy farm greenhouse gas emissions
  • planning and designing a dairy farm
  • use sensor technology in dairy farming (“smart farming”)
  • mechanization and automation in dairy farming

Results

When you complete this course, you learn how to calculate gross margin, farm income and cashflow, create dairy farm budgets, analyse technical and financial performance, suggest clear improvement plans, and develop business plans for the setup of new dairy farms. With your newly developed competencies, you return to your home country as a confident and well-trained professional.

Application deadline

Scholarship: apply before 1 July 2019 if you want to take part in this course with a scholarship (OKP or MSP).

Alternative funding: if you are applying with alternative (own) funding you can apply up to 2 months prior to the start of the programme.