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50 shades of hay
Kia Ora & welcome to the third episode of The Tune Up with Trev. We're having a yarn to Richard Townshend and Jim Van Der Poel about dairy farm systems and the attributes of top performing farms.
Farm systems. We’ve all got our views on them. In this episode we're chatting to a couple of blokes who are operating at slightly different points along the spectrum to understand a bit more about what goes into a top performing farm - Dairy Direct Farm Supervisor & Director, Richard Townshend and DairyNZ Chair, Jim Van Der Poel.
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Top 5 KPIs: Jim van der Poel
Jim's Top 5 KPIs offer some sage advice learnt from his years in farming. He says no matter what, "focus on the things you can control, have a plan, then you can work out what actions you’re going to take to get you through. Once the decision is made, implement and monitor. If circumstances change make a new decision."
Top 5 KPIs: Richard Townshend
Richard farms on the Hauraki Plains and is a director of farm supervisory company Dairy Direct which oversees the daily operations of around 35 dairy units in the greater Waikato and has just expanded into Southland. Richard shares some of key indicators that he and the Dairy Direct farm supervisors follow regularly to track and benchmark farm operational performance.
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You can only spend a dollar once
Brent Goldsack & Simon Le Heron. You can always go after a quick buck, but whether it's sustainable or not is key.