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Greenfield Dairy Open Day

04 May 2011
Type Event Proceeding

This booklet describes in detail the conversion of the new Greenfield farm from a tillage farm to an operational dairy farm. It details and describes the infrastructure at the Greenfield Farm including milking facilities, animal and slurry accommodation and grazing infrastructure. It also describes the process of conversion including the project management of infrastructural development, stock acquisition as well as the physical and financial performance of the farm during the first year.

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  • Introduction
  • The Greenfield business plan
  • Infrastructural requirements for a greenfield dairy farm
  • Greenfield farm milking facilities
  • Sourcing the dairy herd
  • Guidelines for the contracting and hiring of labour in a large dairy unit
  • Milking process efficiency
  • From a green field to a working dairy farm: the importance of project management
  • Financing dairy expansion