Mid West US Dairy Study Tour

The study tour of Mid West United States is exciting and shows the challenges of running a profitable

dairy business in a continental climate. It also explores this intense US Dairy Industry and helps

greatly in understanding the sleeping giant which is now the second largest exporter of milk in the world.

It also shows how grass based farming can be adapted to all conditions and how good business and people

management skills can grow a successful dairy farm business in challenging conditions.

Tour Focus

Business skills and strategic planning Discussion with key people Managing debt during rapid expansion

Expansion

Key elements to have in place Key relationships to develop Project management when developing farm

Staff

Create a good working environment Build a high performing team

Sticking to core principles

Panic slowly Lessons and recommendations

You will be meeting people who have successfully

dealt with

Expansion Climate challenges (Missouri is more challenging than Ireland and the UK) Created high performing teams Project management when developing farms Excellent business skills

No compromise on core farming principles, whatever the challenges or conditions!

Our International Farm Tours are a fantastic opportunity to expose yourself to the world's top performing and knowledgeable dairy farmers.

New Zealand Dairy Study Tour

The lessons learnt on a New Zealand farm study tour can create a lifetime platform for success in your farming business. What you learn and experience on an NZ farm tour

Total clarity on what simple, high-profit, resilient systems really means

Basic husbandry with animals when farming at scale + grass management

Strong emphasis on managing people, and teams of people

Developing people for high-level management

Money, Budgets, Banks, Cost Control

How does one best handle using leverage safely and effectively?

Governance, Managing risk, Scenario planning

Simplifying systems as herds size grow

Project management/infrastructure - NZ strong in this area

Organisation of work on farms - NZ average 15-16 hours/cow. We visit one manager who is close to half that

Joint venture farming

Share milking, 50-50, lower order share milking, contract milking

What things need constant monitoring in real time + immediate action - if necessary?

Colin Glass -Dairy Holdings

Better Farming - Better Business - Better Lifestyle

Positive Farmers Overseas Farm Tours

It also shows how grass based farming can be

adapted to all conditions and how good

business and people management skills can

grow a successful dairy farm business in

challenging conditions.

No compromise on core farming

principles, whatever the challenges

or conditions!

Tour Focus

Business skills and strategic planning Discussion with key people Managing debt during rapid expansion

Expansion

Key elements to have in place Key relationships to develop Project management when developing farm

Staff

Create a good working environment Build a high performing team

Sticking to core principles

Panic slowly Lessons and recommendations

You will be meeting people who have

successfully dealt with

Expansion Climate challenges (Missouri is more challenging than Ireland and the UK) Created high performing teams Project management when developing farms Excellent business skills

International Farm Tours

Mid West US Dairy Study

Tour

The study tour of Mid West United

States is exciting and shows the

challenges of running a profitable

dairy business in a continental

climate.

New Zealand Dairy Study Tour

The lessons learnt on a New Zealand farm study tour can create a lifetime platform for success in your farming business.

Mid West US Dairy Study Tour

The study tour of Mid West United States is exciting and shows the challenges

of running a profitable dairy business in a continental climate. It also explores

this intense US Dairy Industry and helps greatly in understanding the sleeping

giant which is now the second largest exporter of milk in the world.

It also shows how grass based farming can be adapted to all conditions and

how good business and people management skills can grow a successful dairy

farm business in challenging conditions.

No compromise on core farming principles, whatever the

challenges or conditions!

Tour Focus

Business skills and strategic planning Discussion with key people Managing debt during rapid expansion

Expansion

Key elements to have in place Key relationships to develop Project management when developing farm

Staff

Create a good working environment Build a high performing team

Sticking to core principles

Panic slowly Lessons and recommendations

You will be meeting people who have successfully

dealt with

Expansion Climate challenges (Missouri is more challenging than Ireland and the UK) Created high performing teams Project management when developing farms Excellent business skills
Positive Farmers

International Farm Tours

Our International Farm Tours are a fantastic opportunity to expose yourself to the world's top performing and knowledgeable dairy farmers.

New Zealand Dairy Study Tour

The lessons learnt on a New Zealand farm study tour can create a lifetime platform for success in your farming business. What you learn and experience on an NZ farm tour

Total clarity on what simple, high-profit, resilient systems really means

Basic husbandry with animals when farming at scale + grass management

Strong emphasis on managing people, + teams of people

Developing people for high-level management

Money, Budgets, Banks, Cost Control

How does one best handle using leverage safely and effectively?

Governance, Managing risk, Scenario planning

Simplifying systems as herds size grow

Project management/infrastructure - NZ strong in this area

Organisation of work on farms - NZ average 15-16 hours/cow.

We visit one manager who is close to half that

Joint venture farming

Share milking, 50-50, lower order share milking, contract milking

What things need constant monitoring in real time + immediate action

- if necessary?

Better Farming - Better Business - Better Lifestyle

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