2021-2022 Dairy Farm Season Planner
Highly demanded – this is a great template to get you started with your season planning. It will give you a head start in setting a plan for all the key activities needed over the next season from pasture, cropping, herd management to people. This document is ideal to print in large format and display in your team area for the whole team to understand and track against. It will bring alignment and clear planning for the whole team and a much better season.
LeanFarm Online Training – Introduction to Lean Thinking$50.00 for 1 week
This is a 40-minute on demand online training module covering the following topic:
Introduction to Lean Thinking on the farm.
Lean Management principles originate in the manufacturing industry but have been successfully applied in almost every other industry for the last few decades. More recently lean tools and principles are being used in agriculture to reduce waste, improve quality and productivity, save time, reduce costs, achieve better results, improve profits, create empowered and engaged teams and drive successful, sustainable farming businesses. This short training module will introduce you to lean thinking and why this management system and approach can transform your farm business.
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Farm KPI record sheet & graphs 2021-2022$39.95
You get what you measure! This is one of our key farm tools – an excel into which we input weekly all of our key metrics. The metrics automatically generate some selected key graphs so that we can easily and visually monitor our actual vs our target for our key metrics on a weekly basis. This tool is critical to every farm business. We would be lost without it. It also helps us to have a fantastic record week by week for all our seasons so that we can do a historical week by week comparison of any of the key metrics we measure eg mastitis, grass grown, feed, stock numbers etc.
Farm Continuous Improvement Action Plan$19.95
A great template to track all the additional actions, projects or improvements that you want to do on your farm outside of the day to day jobs. We have pre-filled a whole heap of actions under each category as a guide to some of the things you can start doing to improve your farm. Basically a ready made action plan for your farm that will be a great first step to “leaning” your farm business. You can delete any actions you don’t need and add your own simply by inserting more rows. This excel has already prepared categories and uses the excel functionality with drop down boxes, instruction comments, automatic colour coding and more. You can simply customise the categories and names by entering your own in the “data” tab as per comments. Simple to use and great for tracking progress on your farm. Actions just don’t get done without a clear plan.
Monthly Farm Audit$19.95
A farm audit is a great way to do a regular pulse check on your farm and ensure everything is running as it should be. We do ours with our management team the last Thursday of every month. If you aren’t involved in your farm every day then this will you give you confidence that your team is managing the farm effectively. It also allows you identify if there are any issues that need to be addressed so that your team can action these before the next month. It is a good tool for continuous improvement. For those who want to empower their team and be able to spend time off farm while while having a good understanding of where their business is at, this is a must do.
Even if you are involved in your farm business every day, having a structured audit like this will ensure nothing is missed. It helps you to set out of the day to day to focus on the overall performance of the farm. It provides a more formal level of checking and control of all elements of your farm and helps to identify problems or gaps that can otherwise go unnoticed until they become even bigger problems.