Stocktake needs you!

Stocktake needs you!

AHBD are looking for farms in your region to participate in Stocktake, the free cost and performance service from AHDB.

Could you help? If you are interested in comparing your enterprise and performance to other similar operations, a detailed report at the end of the process that will highlight the strengths and weaknesses of your business, with the possibility of improved profitability then please read on…..

Cost Comparisons for Beef and Sheep Farmers

  • Do you know your cost of production?
  • How does your performance compare to others?
  • Would you like data to help you improve your efficiency and returns?

What is Stocktake?  

  • Stocktake is a secure benchmarking service which is open to all English levy payers at no extra cost
  • Stocktake is a cost and performance comparison service which draws on information collected from beef and sheep enterprises
  • Stocktake has been tailor made for the commercial English producers, to analyse the efficiency and profitability of their livestock enterprises
  • Stocktake is a stand-alone service operated by AHDB Beef & Lamb. The results are confidential and independent. Figures collected and analysed are not influenced by the marketing messages of commercial companies
  •  Stocktake’s comparison can be based on net margins at enterprise level, so farmers can judge like against like

What is involved?

Participating farmers typically spend no more than half a day assembling the basic farm costs information, one of our trained collectors will come to your farm, collect the information and upload it for you. The data required comprises of;

  • Beef or Sheep Records
  • Calving/Lambing/Scanning Records
  • Livestock Movement Records
  • Enterprise numbers
  • Sales and Purchase Invoices
  • Cashbook or nominal ledger or computerised records
  • Feed Invoices/Record of use
  • Fertiliser Use Records
  • PAYE Records

To volunteer for Stocktake please contact Megan Loynes via email megan.loynes@ahdb.org.uk or by phone on 07815 600 240.

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