Relocation and expansion planning for dairy producers

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dc.contributor.author Smith, J. F.
dc.contributor.author Harner, Joseph P.
dc.contributor.author Armstrong, D. V.
dc.contributor.author Gamroth, M. J.
dc.contributor.author Meyer, M. J.
dc.contributor.author Boomer, G.
dc.contributor.author Bethard, G.
dc.contributor.author Putnam, D.
dc.contributor.author Brouk, Michael J.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-02T21:25:26Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-02T21:25:26Z
dc.date.issued 2011-08-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/11943
dc.description.abstract Relocating or expanding a dairy facility requires a tremendous amount of time and planning. Owners or managers of dairies will go through a number of steps including: 1) developing a business plan; 2) choosing a design process; 3) developing specifications; 4) selecting location/site; 5) obtaining permits/ legal; 6) obtaining bids; 7) selecting contractors; 8) buying cattle; 9) purchasing feeds; 10) financing; 11) managing construction; 12) hiring and training employees; 13) developing management protocols for the dairy; and 14) managing information flow. The dairy can be divided into these components: 1) milking parlor; 2) cow housing; 3) special needs facility (e.g., hospital, closeups); 4) replacement heifer housing; 5) manure management system; and 6) feed center. This article will focus on milking parlors, cow housing, grouping strategies, and site selection. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Dairy Day, 1999 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 00-136-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 842 en_US
dc.subject Dairy en_US
dc.subject Dairy facilities en_US
dc.subject Expansion en_US
dc.subject Cow comfort en_US
dc.title Relocation and expansion planning for dairy producers en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1999 en_US
dc.citation.epage 58 en_US
dc.citation.spage 46 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jfsmith en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jharner en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mbrouk en_US

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