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You are not alone

For many in the Dairy Industry this is the "dry" time.  Before calving starts there is a bit more flexibility in the day, new season targets are set and people have finished the move after annual gypsy day. There is still many things that need to be done and the list of "when we are dry" jobs never seems to get sorted before the first calf is on the ground.  This is for those that had the "get a HnS system" in place on the list.   You don't need one. If you have been far...

June 27, 2019

Never have a HnS meeting!

We are farmers, our clients are (mostly) farmers.  People who love farming and people who love meetings are often not the same person.  You got into farming because you didn't like working indoors, you thought animals (cows in particular) were more predictable than humans and you like riding a motorbike.  Maybe you love meetings - you like nothing better than writing up a checklist and ticking it off.   Even so I personally can recommend - never have a HnS meeting. Even ...

May 28, 2019

Don't Reinvent the Wheel

We really believe that farmers and small biz owners in NZ are generally doing a good job at keeping people safe and healthy.  We have massive areas to improve - but as a rule most people are doing OK.  We just need to document those decisions that we call 'common sense'. Similarly it makes no sense for the developers and managers of Orange Cross to design and maintain a complex chemical handling register when one is available already.    So we have designed Orange Cross to li...

August 31, 2018

Password Monster

I volunteer for the school PA – there are about 5% of the families doing 95% of the work to raise money for planting trees, improving playgrounds and our latest coup – FLYING FOXES!! (self congratulatory whoop whoop!) So everyone is excited and they drive past completely adequate schools to come to ours but they don’t appreciate the effort to get it looking/feeling so good.  This rant is about passwords – coz we have just transferred another chunk to the BoT account and what a ...

August 17, 2018

Inducting Staff to site

So you have new staff and the season is already happening and you want to know where to start.  We recommend the resources at DairyNZ for anyone (even the non Dairy people and non farming people).  They are really comprehensive and you can save them to your PC for tweeking and making your own. Staff are most likely to read and be engaged in your porcesses when they first arrive.  Take time to go through the things that you may think are "normal" and make sure that you allow them t...

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