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1 Unlocking the potential within your farm Maria Heneghan Kevin Connolly

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10 Sheep track walk

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12 Catering and meeting facilities on the farm

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14 Your Equity! What is it? Why is it important? Can it be better utilised?

15 Case Study Westmeath Drystock Farm Established Self-Catering Enterprise Established Bed & Breakfast Family- Husband & Wife & 3 children

16 Farm Details 110 acres (44.5 Ha) Running 45 suckler cows – selling weanlings Good facilities & sufficient slurry storage

17 Self-catering enterprise Set-up in 1999 in vacant farm house Taking up to 6 people 20 week occupancy

18 The makeup of business profits (2005) €47,340 Total Profit Profit from farming SFP Other Premia Self- Catering €0 €10,000 €20,000 €30,000 €40,000 €50,000 Net Cash Flow = €35,000

19 Total Net Cash Income Single Farm Payment Net Cash Income from farming Non-farm income State Transfers Family Living Expenses Tax Balance for Reinvestment

20 The Balance Sheet Farm Business Debt  Small O/D & stocking loans Existing self-catering project  Outstanding €15,000 loan Assets valuation (2005)  Land €17,000/ acre - €1.87 million  Self-catering unit - €150,000 Total Owners Equity = €2 million

21 Business Goals Cash flow Better utilisation of available assets Planned retirement/ exit strategy

22 Options Look at the farming system Push the self-catering harder Use the equity available for off-farm investment  Property at home or abroad OR  Look at other tourism options

23 Making the decision! Potential identified to tap into the demand for ancillary services  Supplying food – evening meals/ suppers  Opportunities to sell farm & local produce  Develop potential for walking trails on the farm Decision made!  expand in the tourism business using a bed & breakfast to exploit the potential identified!

24 How this option was funded Key costs  Conversion of existing farm house  Tracking out the farm walks – minimum cost Total cost of conversion - €150,000 To be borrowed over %  Annual repayment = €15,700

25 Borrowing for diversification Issues Identified & Discussed  Affordability of repayments Net Cash Flow from new business Stress test for rising rates  Using the farm as collateral Matching security to loan value Land as security –negotiate lower interest rates  Limitations on future borrowing?

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32 The makeup of business profits (2007) €81,640 Total Profit Net Cash Flow = €59,500

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