As entrepreneurs, farmers work on developing their business every day. This includes looking ahead and determining what path to take in the future while at the same time keeping an eye on current results. DLV Consultancy offers comprehensive business advice at every stage of your business development.
Step 1: Record keeping
To be able to grow your business, you need to have a clear idea of what the business actually looks like from a technical viewpoint. This starts with recording what’s happening in the shed and in the field. How much milk are your cows producing? How long is there between calvings? How many piglets are lost before weaning? And so on. DLV Consultancy is highly experienced in training farmers to get a picture of their farm’s technical results.
Step 2: Cost price analysis
Another important aspect of DLV’s training courses is preparing a cost price analysis based on your technical results. Part of this exercise entails identifying your farm’s strengths and weaknesses.
Step 3: Improvement plan
Based on these strengths and weaknesses, the next step is to draw up an improvement plan for your land and livestock management. DLV Consultancy runs special courses to help farm personnel improve their management and entrepreneurial skills. On these courses we often work with protocols for the various activities.
Step 4: Business plan
The information from the cost price analysis and the improvement plan is input into a strategic business plan. DLV Consultancy is highly experienced in the production of feasibility studies and business plans, including on the construction of new sheds and warehouses.
Step 5: Corporate reporting
Corporate reporting must provide the right information to the right people at the right time. The content of a shareholder or corporate report enables the shareholder to analyse KPI’s and financial results of the farm that together provide a clear picture of the company’s ability to perform according to performance targets.