Lean on our Farm
Follow our farm's lean journey, see what we are doing, and learn about how lean thinking and tools can help your farming business. Lean can help every type of farmer and grower. We have started our 2 Minute LeanFarm videos to give farmers a practical sense of some of the lean tools and principles and how to apply them. These are done randomly based on what we are doing on our farm. Watch our videos or read our blog posts below to learn more.
This isn’t exactly a “lean” thing, but it is about adapting your processes to ensure that you are doing what’s best for your animals and also getting better results for the farm. In this hot weather, we have identified and cordoned off our shady paddocks. We have shifted our milking times by an hour and […]
A couple of weeks ago was our scheduled monthly farm walk for January. This time we trialled going digital for our audit rather than using the paper check sheet. We have recently started using FarmIQ on our farm and are slowly integrating more and more features onto the farm. One of them is the ability […]
On our farm we are also trying to embrace more and more technology and become more digitalised. We have installed a large tv screen in our main office on the wall. We now use it for all our team presentations, monthly big picture breakfasts, and weekly CI sessions. It has been brilliant as we can […]
If you want to step out of the day to day to focus more on “working on the business” you need systems and tools in place to ensure that the farm continues to run well without you. One tool we use is a monthly Manager Farm Walk Audit.This is essential an audit of the whole […]
Lean Farming: What does Lean have to do with farming? How can it apply lean principles to a farm? Farming is completely different to making cars isn’t it? Yes farming is different – we have a lot more variables that perhaps are not as easily controlled – weather, cows health, global stock markets, environmental changes. However, […]