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New Entrants to Farming : Business Planning & Understanding Financial Performance – event summary

23 January 2017


An interactive session looking at Business Planning & Understanding Farm Accounts was held for New Entrants at the Taynuilt Sports Pavilion on Monday 23rd January 2017.

Niall Campbell, SAC Consulting was the guest speaker and provided attendees with top tips for business planning and explained that it was important to have a set goal/vision for the future of the business.


Top Tips included:

  • Plan for your business – know where you want to be
  • Assess current performance – using accounts & management information
  • Know your strengths & work on weaknesses
  • Most importantly – ENJOY!!

The group also looked at example tax accounts which were explained in detail.

A break-out session was used to get the attendees to think further about the difference between fixed and variable costs.

A sheep gross margin exercise was also completed in small groups.

The workshop was concluded with the introduction of KPI’s and the thinking behind benchmarking.










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