Positive Farmers, Cork, Ireland Open Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm Telephone 087 6457987 email: mok.positivefarmers@gmail.com

www.positivefarmers.ie

HOME 2019 U.S. FARM STUDY TOUR

A unique learning opportunity

for all Dairy Farmers

To secure your place

BOOK before April 22nd

June 9th - June 16th 2019

Phone: 353 87 6457987 Email: mok.positivefarmers@gmail.com

Key lessons on how to build and manage a profitable and sustainable dairy business.

The key element of the tour is the opportunity to see and learn from Emerald Dairy and Grassland farms. We will also see confinement farming to the highest standard at Fair Oaks, one of the largest dairy farms in the United States. During the tour, you will have the opportunity to contrast and compare pasture-based and supplemented systems, see value-added and how environmental issues are being addressed while having fun in the company of positive, like-minded people. Tour group participants may choose to stay on later and visit the nearby cities.

Key Learning opportunity

Missouri the land of Milk  and Money

                                                                                                                                                                                   Niall and Lisa Murphy left Ireland for Missouri and have forged ahead by remaining true to the core belief in a simple,                                                          grass-based system, that delivers a good return and quality of life, even with the  challenges of a Missouri climate.                                                     Niall and Emerald Dairies have been a great resource for ambitious dairy students. Currently, Michael Cox and Rory Sheridan                                                   both former UCD students now see their future in Missouri for at least the next ten years.                                                     

Grasslands Missouri

Grasslands, is a dynamic and progressive pasture-based dairy farming business focused on high-profit milk production. Grasslands own and operate 10,500 acres in Missouri, USA. Operations consist of 5 "clusters" of farms, 12 dairy units, 3 share-milked and 9 managed on 5,000 acres. In addition, Grasslands has its own young stock (2,500 acres) and feed support blocks (3,000 acres). The dairy season in the US runs from January to December. Grasslands have a seasonal milk curve based on spring calving with cows being dry from December to the end of January. At an altitude of 1335 feet, average rainfall is 44ins per annum. Summer temperatures average 88F (or 31C). Winter temperatures average is 32F or (0C). This presents a unique learning experience for any dairy farmer. 

Tour Focus 

Business skills and strategic planning Discussion with key people Managing debt during rapid expansion Expansion Key elements to have in place Key relationships to develop Project management when developing farms Staff Create a good working environment Build a high performing team Sticking to core principles Panic slowly Lessons and recommendations
To Book or for further information contact Mary at Phone: 353 87 6457987 Email: mok.positivefarmers@gmail.com
Indicative Price

€2,400 -2,700per person share double or twin

This price is yet to be determined and will be

influenced by final group size, flight availability,

and time of booking.

Costs will be carefully controlled to obtain best

value for tour group members.

Positive Farmers,  Cork, Ireland Office Open Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm Telephone 087 6457987 email: mok.positivefarmers@gmail.com

www.positivefarmers.ie

HOME 2019 US FARM STUDY TOUR A unique learning opportunity  for all Dairy Farmers   To secure your place BOOK before April 22nd June 9th - June 16th 2019 Phone: 353 87 6457987 Email: mok.positivefarmers@gmail.com

Key lessons on how to build and manage a profitable and

sustainable dairy business.

The key element of the tour is the opportunity to see and learn from Emerald Dairy and Grassland farms. We will also see confinement farming to the highest standard at Fair Oaks, one of the largest dairy farms in the United States. During the tour, you will have the opportunity to contrast and compare pasture-based and supplemented systems, see value-added and how environmental issues are being addressed while having fun in the company of positive, like-minded people. Tour group participants may choose to stay on later and visit the nearby cities.

Key Learning opportunity

Missouri the land of Milk  and Money

                                                                Niall Murphy left Ireland for Missouri and has forged ahead by remaining true to his absolute core belief in a simple grass-based system, even with the  challenges of a Missouri climate. Niall and Emerald Dairies have been a great resource for ambitious dairy students. Currently, Michael Cox and Rory Sheridan both former UCD students now see their future in Missouri for at least the next ten years.     

Grasslands Missouri

Grasslands, is a dynamic and progressive pasture-based dairy farming business focused on high-profit milk production. Grasslands own and operate 10,500 acres in Missouri, USA. Operations consist of 5 "clusters" of farms, 12 dairy units, 3 share-milked and 9 managed on 5,000 acres. In addition, Grasslands has its own young stock (2,500 acres) and feed support blocks (3,000 acres). The dairy season in the US runs from January to December. Grasslands have a seasonal milk curve based on spring calving with cows being dry from December to the end of January. At an altitude of 1335 feet, average rainfall is 44ins per annum. Summer temperatures average 88F (or 31C). Winter temperatures average is 32F or (0C). This presents a unique learning experience for any dairy farmer. 

Tour Focus 

Business skills and strategic planning Discussion with key people Managing debt during rapid expansion Expansion Key elements to have in place Key relationships to develop Project management when developing farms Staff Create a good working environment Build a high performing team Sticking to core principles Panic slowly Lessons and recommendations
Feedback from previous U.S. Tours
Indicative Price

€2,400 -2,700per person share double or twin

This price is yet to be determined and will be

influenced by final group size, flight availability,

and time of booking.

Costs will be carefully controlled to obtain best

value for tour group members.

To book or for further information contact  Mary: Phone: 353 87 6457987 Email: mok.positivefarmers@gmail.com