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Dairy Business Analysis Project

The Dairy Business Analysis Project (DBAP) involves analyses and benchmarking of the financial performance of dairy businesses in Florida and Georgia. DBAP has been suspended since 2010 with the retirements of Russ Giesy (Florida) and Lane Ely (Georgia). No benchmark and summary reports are currently developed. We still offer individual cost of production and profitability analysis for dairy producers. Contact us for more information.

Data Collection and Reports


2008-2009

DBAP variable time period collection spreadsheet (495KB .xls)
Dairy Business Analysis Project: 2008 Financial Summary

2007

DBAP variable time period collection spreadsheet (495KB .xls)
Dairy Business Analysis Project: 2007 Financial Summary

2006

DBAP 2006 data collection spreadsheet (346KB .xls)
Dairy Business Analysis Project: 2006 Financial Summary

2005

Dairy Business Analysis Project: 2005 Financial Summary
DBAP 2005 data collection spreadsheet (349KB .xls)

2004

Dairy Business Analysis Project: 2004 Financial Summary
DBAP 2004 data collection spreadsheet (367KB .xls)

2003

Dairy Business Analysis Project: 2003 Financial Summary
DBAP 2003 data collection spreadsheet (367KB .xls); en Español (379KB .xls)

2002

Dairy Business Analysis Project: 2002 Financial Summary
DBAP 2002 data collection spreadsheet (368KB .xls);PDF Version (68KB pdf)
The Effect of seasonality: financial performance of dairies in Florida (33KB pdf)
What is your repayment capacity? (13KB pdf)
Profitability of U.S. Dairy Farms (95KB pdf); PowerPoint Slides (482KB pdf)
Economic evaluation of dairy production in the southeastern United States (5KB pdf); PowerPoint slides (419KB pdf)

2001

Dairy Business Analysis Project: 2001 Financial Summary
Dairy Business Analysis Project: Financial Summary for 1995-2001
DBAP 2001 data collection spreadsheet (253KB .xls); PDF Version (127KB pdf)
DBAP 2001 Farm report (324KB pdf)

2000

Dairy Business Analysis Project: 2000 Financial Summary
DBAP 2000 data collection spreadsheet (264KB .xls); PDF Version (73KB pdf)
DBAP 2000 data: Georgia Dairy Factsheet (10KB pdf)
Averages: 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997 (6KB pdf)
DBAP 2000 farm report (71KB pdf)
April 2000 newsletter (118KB pdf)
February 2000 newsletter (115KB pdf)

1999

DBAP 1999 data collection spreadsheet (265KB .xls)
Guide to collecting Dairy Business Analysis Project data using the 1999 forms (4KB pdf)
Interested in reducing your 1999 tax liability? (9KB pdf)
Y2K, a budget for 2000 (8KB pdf)
December: it’s inventory time (11KB pdf)
November 1999 newsletter (119KB pdf)
August 1999 newsletter (116KB pdf)
DBAP dairies used 1998 profits to prepare for 1999 (11KB pdf)
Shooting for lower cost in 1999 (13KB pdf)

1998

DBAP 1998 data collection spreadsheet (264KB .xls)
Guide to collecting Dairy Business Analysis Project data using the 1998 forms (58KB pdf)
Financial opportunities and constraints on Georgia and Florida dairies 1998
Guess what may be eating your lunch: the hidden costs of cull rate (16KB pdf) and part 2 (15KB pdf)
Creating a business plan for your dairy business (10KB pdf)
Critical financial performance factors from three years (82KB pdf) of analysis; presentation (184KB pdf)
An analysis of cow leases (20KB pdf)
DBAP’s most profitable dairies (10KB pdf)
Your goals and DBAP measures of profitability (10KB pdf)
Understanding and interpreting dairy financial performance information (36KB pdf)
Regional comparisons (18KB pdf)
Macon presentation (813KB pdf)
Benchmarks (8KB pdf)
Strategic opportunities for improving profitability of Florida dairy businesses (50KB pdf)
Regional characteristics and financial performance (59KB pdf); 2nd presentation (55KB pdf)
Economic impact of environmental regulation on the Florida dairy industry (15KB pdf)
Farm debts and leases affect farm profits in many ways (14KB pdf)
Financial opportunities and constrains on Georgia and Florida dairies (55KB pdf)

1997

Dairy Business Analysis Project: Florida Milk Production Costs, 1997
DBAP 1997 data collection spreadsheet (236KB .xls)
DBAP 1997 farm report (73KB pdf)
Financing a successful dairy business (13KB pdf)
Grazing dairies in DBAP (19KB pdf)
Factors affecting personnel costs (14KB pdf)
Summer 2X-3X options (13KB pdf)

1996

Dairy Business Analysis Project: Florida Milk Production Costs, 1996
DBAP 1996 data collection spreadsheet (234KB .xls)
Developing goals for your dairy business (8KB pdf)
Herd size affected profitability in 1995 (9KB pdf)
Another look at 2X-3X milking (10KB pdf)
Ownership of dairy farm assets (8KB pdf)

1995

Dairy Business Analysis Project: Florida Milk Production Costs, 1995
DBAP 1995 data collection spreadsheet (229KB .xls)

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About the Program

Business Analysis ProjectThe Dairy Business Analysis Project (DBAP) was started in 1996 in an effort to improve the financial performance of participating dairies in the Southeast of the U.S. Participants submit financial data, which are screened for completeness and validity. Benchmarks, such as averages and the financially most successful dairies, are calculated from the collected data.  Each dairy then receives a report detailing its unique strengths and constraints as far as financial performance.

Specific areas of the business where performance is benchmarked to other dairy businesses include operating, financing and investing activities. These benchmarks represent real and achievable levels of performance in Florida and Georgia. The data is also used for additional analyses to better understand the factors that make dairies financially successful.

All information is kept strictly confidential at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Extension personnel from the Universities of Florida and Georgia are collaborating in this effort to deliver meaningful financial performance information to their client dairies. 

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Contacts

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