Dairy Farm Business Summary & Analysis Program
67+ years of experience
The Dairy Farm Business Summary & Analysis Program is the most robust and longstanding dairy financial analysis and benchmarking program in the country. Launched for the 1995 business year, this program supports the use of on-farm data over time to improve business and financial management on participating farms along with driving extension, research, and teaching efforts that support the long-term viability of the dairy industry in New York.
Farmers report their annual performance over a web-based system housed at Cornell and receive business analysis reports and comparisons for their dairy. Participants use the individualized information to monitor their performance from year-to-year and to benchmark their performance against other dairies. PRO-DAIRY plays a central role in collecting, analyzing and disseminating data.
Dairy Profit Monitor
Timely and Concise Data
Dairy Profit Monitor was a natural next step from DFBS. It is an online business trend analysis tool that provides a monthly snapshot of key operating parameters and farm-level efficiencies. It provides a means for farms to monitor their businesses in a more timely manner. Farmers can create customizable benchmark reports to track progress and trends, assess the impacts of management changes and highlight areas for improvement.
Over 100 farms, representing nearly 125,000 cows, use this tool each year.
Fact Sheets, Trend Analyses, Cost Calculators, and More
PRO-DAIRY staff develop key monthly data monitoring programs, cost center activity analysis programs, and facilitates multiple business discussion groups centered on financial and business performance and employee management across the dairy business.