Dairy Monitor Farm May Update

THE dairy monitor farm steering group has now established the key focus areas for the monitor farm – originating from the lean management style process map which was created by Andrew Fletcher (Managing Director Fletcher & Co LLP) and Phil Asbury (Clive Hall Farm Manager), with support from Robert Wiseman Dairies and Dr Kay Carson.

Dr Kay Carson, Geoff Booth (Operations Manager, Fletcher & Co LLP), Phil Asbury and Andrew Fletcher, just having a quick catch up about Clive Hall’s KPI data collection

Dr Kay Carson, Geoff Booth (Operations Manager, Fletcher & Co LLP), Phil Asbury and Andrew Fletcher, just having a quick catch up about Clive Hall’s KPI data collection

The steering group has also identified the key performance indicators (KPI’s) within each aspect of the focus areas, and the relevant data sets to be recorded.

Collection of Clive Hall’s historical, current and future performance will give an overall picture of performance which will continue and monitor performances as changes in management practice are implemented.

Monitor Farm Focus areas:

- Cow Management; health and welfare, fertility, milking /overall cow performance and young stock
- Grass growth and Harvesting; grass growth performance, species and soil quality/analysis
- Asset care; machinery and parlour improvements/maintenance, buildings and tracks and efficiency of utilities

We are now developing the dairy monitor farm discussion group so that you can contribute to the monitor farm project by expressing your views, experiences and ideas. Through this discussion group and knowledge transfer you and your business could see the benefit.

The first meeting is expected to be held late July (full details to follow).

Who to contact if you want to attend:

If you are interested and would like more information on any of the above, please contact Lesley Innes, Facilitator, RDPE Northwest Livestock programme, Reaseheath College
Tel: 01270 625131 ext 308; mobile: 07788 721 943
Email: lesleyi@reaseheath.ac.uk