AN electronic ‘daily diary’, created by Dr Kay Carson (Steering Group member) is a new management tool to collect, store and analyse data at Clive Hall Farm.
Farm manager Phil Asbury spends 15 minutes at the end of each day inputting all relevant information from the day, for example grass growth, litres of milk produced as well as any general issues.
This ‘daily diary’ stores all the necessary day-to-day information in one place and monitors key performance indicators (KPI’s). KPI meetings continue on farm with the attendance of Phil, Geoff Booth (Fletcher & Co LLP Operations Manager) and Dr Kay Carson to monitor and review Clive Hall’s weekly performance.
Clive Hall Dairy Monitor Farm Key Focus areas are:
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
Next Discussion Group Meeting – would you like to take part?
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.
An on-farm open day will be held at Clive Hall Farm early September and all are welcome to attend. The day’s demonstrations will relate to Clive Hall’s focus areas which were identified by the steering group using the lean management style process mapping.
Full details are to follow, if you are interested in attending and would like more information on any of the above please contact Lesley Innes, Reaseheath College Tel: 01270 625131 ext 308 / mobile 07788 721 943 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org