Dairy Farm Comparison
What is a typical farm?
This approach uses standardised units which enable comparison of the performance of different farm types at regional, national and international levels.
- Calculation steps for farm economics
TIPI-CAL stand for: Technology Impact and Policy Impact Calculations.
The TIPI-CAL model is an analytical tool for production, economic and environmental aspects of dairy farms. It was initially developed by Torsten Hemme (Hemme 2000) and is continuously being refined by IFCN to suit recent global challenges.
The model allows to compare the typical farm data world-wide and also in different regions and countries, with farms of different sizes and legal forms, under different policy, market and technical scenarios. The TIPI-CAL enables the ranking of impacts of anticipated policies and farm strategies on dairy farms, hence serving as a dairy development guide.
Calculation steps for farm economics: One key indicator created by IFCN and analysed with TIPI-CAL is the indicator “cost of milk production only”. The chart above provides an idea on the calculation of the farm economic indicators in the TIPI-CAL model.