A Team Approach to Dairy Expansion Jim Leverich Agricultural Agent UW-Extension Dennis Deitelhoff Farm Business Instructor Western Wisconsin Technical College.

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Transcript A Team Approach to Dairy Expansion Jim Leverich Agricultural Agent UW-Extension Dennis Deitelhoff Farm Business Instructor Western Wisconsin Technical College.

A Team Approach to
Dairy Expansion
Jim Leverich
Agricultural Agent
UW-Extension
Dennis Deitelhoff
Farm Business Instructor
Western Wisconsin Technical College
Here is where it all
started
Why a team approach?
• Two Heads are Better than One,
and so on.
• Limited Capital Expansions
require a great deal of
prioritization.
Teamwork
Planning Process Items
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Mission Statement
Business Plan and Cash flows
Building and Feed Storage Plan
Management/Consulting Plan
Labor and Management Plan
Mission Statement
• Producer/Family Need to
develop realistic Mission
Statement
• Team approach helps people
see several view points
• example:
conservative/aggressive
Business Plans and
Cash Flows
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Current Cost of Production
Cash Flow Projections
Financing Plans and Options
Cash Management Plans
Line of Credit Needs
Building and Feed
Storage Plan
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Utilizing Existing Buildings
Milking Facility
Future Building Growth
Feed Storage
Manure Storage Options
Management and
Consulting Plan
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Nutrient Management Plan
Cropping Plan
Animal Health and Management
Expansion Plan
Consulting Team Plan
Prioritization of
Spending
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Cows
Milking Facility
Updated Freestall Facilities
Feed Storage Facilities
Manure Storage
Farm Tour
Rambling Contours
Dairy
Here is where it all
started
Original 64 Stall Barn
Original Barns and New
Addition
Machine to Commodity
Shed Conversion
Feed Storage Pad
Transition Cow Area
Manure Storage
New Barn Feed Alley
Area For Present Growth