Dairy Business Analysis Project: Financial Summary for
A. de Vries, R. Giesy, L. Ely, A. de Araujo, A. Andreasen, B. Broaddus, S. Eubanks, D. Mayo, P.
Miller, T. Seawright, C. Vann
1. This document is DS174, one of a series of the Department of Animal Sciences, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences, University of Florida. Published July 2003. Please visit the EDIS Web Site at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu.
2. A. de Vries, Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida; R. Giesy, Extension Agent IV, Sumter County; L. Ely, Professor,
Department of Animal and Dairy Science, University of Georgia; A. de Araujo, Graduate Student, University of Florida; A. Andreasen, Extension Agent
IV, Washington County; B. Broaddus, Extension Agent I, Hillsborough County; S. Eubanks, Extension Agent III, Holmes County; D. Mayo, Extension
Agent II, Jackson County; P. Miller, Extension Agent IV, Okeechobee County; T. Seawright, Extension Agent IV, Manatee County; C. Vann, Extension
Agent II, Lafayette County; Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, 32611.
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The Dairy Business Analysis Project (DBAP)
was initiated in 1996 by the University of Florida in
an effort to measure and document the financial
performance of Florida dairy businesses using
standardized accounting measures. The University of
Georgia has been a collaborator since 1998. The
DBAP website is http://www.animal.ufl.edu/dbap.
Financial data for the years 1995 through 2001
were collected from participating dairies and
screened for completeness and validity. Each dairy
then received a report detailing its financial results
compared to the average results for the other
participants and the dairies with the highest net farm
income from operations per cwt.
This publication is a summary of the data
collected for the years 1995 through 2001. Some
results may be slightly different from the annual
DBAP summaries published in EDIS because minor
changes in the calculations have been made over the
years. This publication is intended for general use by
dairy farmers, the allied industry, and government,
and educational professionals.
Data Collection and Accounting