Cash-flow tool helps dairy producers manage feed costs during tough times

High feed costs and low profit margins are challenging dairy farmers to do more with less. A tool create by Michigan State University Extension can help you evaluate and manage cash flow. And it’s in an easy-to-use Microsoft Excel format.

To use, simply input your specific financial and milk-production information monthly. You use your monthly projected milking cow numbers, projected milk prices and projected cash expenses and loan payments along with other incomes. The program will then give you future cash flow needs and potential shortfalls. This can be very useful in making adjustments, planning for capital improvements or discussions with lenders. As time goes forward you can input your actual monthly numbers to monitor and adjust your projections.

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Source: Michigan State University Extension


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Download the Dairy Cash Flow Worksheet here

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Instructions can be found here