Relocation and expansion planning for dairy producers

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Show simple item record Smith, John F., 1962- Harner, Joseph P. Armstrong, D. V. Gamroth, M. J. Meyer, M. J. Boomer, G. Bethard, G. Putnam, D. Brouk, Michael J. 2011-08-02T21:25:26Z 2011-08-02T21:25:26Z 2011-08-02
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 1999 en_US
dc.citation.epage 58 en_US
dc.citation.spage 46 en_US
dc.description.conference Dairy Day, 1999, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 1999
dc.contributor.authoreid jfsmith en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jharner en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mbrouk en_US

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