Budget planning help at Agrivision

5 December 2001

Budget planning help at Agrivision

By FWi staff

PLANNING ahead is vital for any business, but a recent survey by a major bank worryingly revealed that fewer than half of Britains farmers prepare even a simple budget.

This was one of the reasons that prompted David Neill, a partner at the Andersons Centre and a farm business consultant, to develop ABC Quickplanner in conjunction with FARMERS WEEKLY and Farmplan Computer Systems.

The system will be on show at Agrivision at the National Agricultural Centre, Stoneleigh on 5-6 December.

“There is clearly a need for a simple farm budget planner. Many of the current packages are not that easy to use.

“I think a lot of farmers are getting so bogged down with detailed cash flow projections they cant see the bigger picture.”

ABC Quickplanner – price 95 – allows stock and arable producers to enter proposed cropping and stocking regimes which it then analyses to calculate potential gross margins and profitability.

Andrew Westrope, who helped develop the program, says it is designed to be used by all farmers irrespective of computing ability.

Simply fill in the attached coupon and take it along to the FARMERS WEEKLY stand (67) for a free demonstration of how ABC Quickplanner can help your business.

  • To order ABC Quickplanner online, including two free updates from the Agricultural Budgeting and Costing Book, click here
  • Anybody interested in this unique system can give it the once over at this weeks Agrivision show. Print and fill in this coupon and take it along to the show for a free demonstration of how ABC Quickplanner can help your business.
  • Further details are available from David Neill on 01664-567766
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Print out this coupon, fill it in and bring it along to FARMERS WEEKLY (stand 67) at Agrivision on 5-6 December for a demonstration of ABC Quickplanner
Crop hectares   Livestock number
Winter wheat _________   Dairy – Holstein Friesian (autumn) _________
Winter barley _________   Dairy – Holstein Friesian (spring) _________
Winter oilseed rape _________   Dairy – replacements _________
Spring beans _________   Pigs – breeding _________
Potatoes – maincrop _________   Beef sucklers – autumn _________
Spring peas _________   Beef finishing (winter stores) _________

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