Business by the numbers

Get practical techniques and confidence to manage the numbers in an agribusiness.

Update: We have online courses available May & June, get in touch!

Farmer story

Rebecca Abrams talks about how Dairy Training’s Business by the Numbers has taught her how to build a budget. Please note, based on farmer feedback, this course is now 3 days.

What is this course about?

    • Learn or enhance your budgeting skills
    • Investigate future options for big-picture goals like self-employment or employing a sharemilker
    • Communicate with your bank and accountant to get the support and understanding you need
    • Feel comfortable in a supportive, interactive and user-friendly learning environment for all levels
    • Balance learning with other commitments.


    • Collecting good financial information
    • Developing annual budgets
    • Calculating milk income (an introduction)
    • Estimating and tracking monthly expenses
    • Predicting your working capital (OD) requirements.

2020 courses

Online via Zoom 6th May    to 24th June Weekly classes
Te Puke, Eastern Bay of Plenty POSTPONED TBA TBA
Taupo, Central North Island POSTPONED TBA TBA
Stratford, Taranaki POSTPONED TBA TBA
Cambridge, Waikato POSTPONED TBA TBA
Ashburton, Canterbury POSTPONED Dates TBA
Invercargill, Southland POSTPONED Dates TBA

If the timing or location isn’t right for you then let us know; we’ll create a course in your area. Contact Mel Escott, 021 232 7964,

Who is this course for?

For managers, anyone currently self-employed or considering self-employment opportunities in the dairy industry.

What qualification does it lead to?

Qualify with the Business by the Numbers micro credential (15 Level 5 credits) to be recognised in future Agribusiness Diploma studies.


Interested in this course?

Cost (inc GST)


Duration/start dates

    • Short course
    • Held between milkings
    • Small class sizes (limited numbers)


Business by the Numbers micro credential (15 Level 5 credits)

Who is it for?

For managers, self-employed or those considering self-employment.

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