Using the ‘What if?’ tool, Andrew Foot, NFU livestock board vice chairman, identified £9,917 of potential savings by focusing on improving silage quality and gaining better feed conversion efficiencies. He said: “Monitoring business performance on the farm is incredibly important and I’m always looking to learn from other sectors and use technology to increase my farm’s efficiency. The ‘What If?’ Tool demonstrates that by making small changes to animal groups this can really make a big difference to overall performance.”
Charles Sercombe, Chairman of the NFU National Livestock Board, added: "I found the tool easy-to-use and it demonstrates that some simple changes to farming practices can not only drive efficiencies, but also increase profitability. I’m pleased that McDonald's has chosen to encourage all beef farmers to use the tool to see how they might benefit. This is a great example of how we can all work together to support a sustainable future for beef farming."