Dairy Farm Manual Contents

This is the base template of the dairy manual. If you have additional policies of your own then they are easily incorporated into your manual.

Contents Overview

 Introduction

Achievement Records

Farm history

Farm management structure

Farm support services

Mission statement and farm goals

Preferred contractors

Reviewing the Farm Manual

Staff roll call

Section 1
Administration And Planning

Accounting/bill payments

Accounting/data entry

Accounting/invoicing

Benchmarking and monitoring

Computer maintenance

Dissemination of information

Electricity supply

Expiry dates

Farm maps

Financial analysis

Health and safety/training programme

Insurance

Planning

Project proposal

Regular tasks checklist

Risk management

Yearly calendar

Section 2
Animal

Animal status declaration forms

Animal health

Animal nutritionist

Animal welfare

Beef

Biosecurity

Bloat

Bobby Calf Collection

Calf rearing

Calving

Colostrum cows

Culling

Dead stock disposal

Debudding

Dogs

Drenching programme

Drying off

Feed budget for dairy cows

Heat detection and mating

Herd records

Herd testing

Lameness

Mastitis

Mating

Milk fever

Sheep

Stock transportation

Section 1
Section 3
Human Resources
Section 4
Machinery

ACC – return to the workplace

Accident reporting

Accommodation

Children in the workplace

Dress standards

Drugs/alcohol in the workplace

Emergency situations/response information

Equality/anti-bias (including sexual harassment)

Evacuation drills

Farm advisors

Hazards

Health and safety policy statement

Health and safety responsibilities

Housing Record

Human resources management

Pandemic Plan

Performance management

Recruiting staff

Reporting lines and communication

Roster

Smoking

Training/Education

Visitors to the farm

Working alone

Section 1

Machinery operation

Maintenance schedules

Motorbike helmets

Operation of tools and plant

Use of agricultural vehicles on public roads

Vehicle log

Vehicle register

Section 1
Section 5
Operations

Chemical spillage

Clean up after milking

Dumping contaminated milk

Effluent management

Environmental and sustainable farming

Farm dairy

Feeding out

Feed monitoring

Fertiliser

Nutrient budget

Fuel and oil storage and use

In-line dispenser

Intensive cattle grazing

Irrigation

Maintenance in the cowshed

Manual handling

Meal feeding system

Milk quality programme

Milking

Platform bearing changing

Regrassing

Removing stones from milk pump

Run-off

Wintering dairy cows

Security

Stock water

Supplement production and use

Teat sprayer

Top and backing gate

Trouble shooting in the cowshed

Use of RT and cellphone

Vacuum pump oil changing

Washing the vat

Waste management

Weed and pest control

Workshop and storage areas

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