SHORT PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION
- Dairy Farm Benchmarking
- Dairy Investment Plan
- International Training Missions
- International Dairy Literature
- Dairy Projects for Development Programs
- Farmer Training in cooperatives
- Fodder Establishment and Preservation
- Academy of Dairy Investors
- Visiting Dairy Manager
- Perfometer Commercial Services
- Cow Barn Design and Construction
Dairy Farm Benchmarking
For those with existing dairy farms and in need of improving performance of their dairy farm. Our dairy benchmark checks the gaps between the current level of operation and the optimal level. It brings out the actions needed to be done for the farm to operate optimally. For the Dairy Farm Benchmarking (DFB): This is comprehensive assessment of your farm that checks at 11 chapters of your farm in detail. The report them outlines to you the areas that are less optimized, and urgent steps for your dairy farm.
The areas include: Fodder planning and utilization, Herd Characteristics, Calf-rearing, Feeding Management, Recording, Hay and silage quality, Milking procedures, Physical and Bio-safety, Energy efficiency and waste management, Cow ban design and cow comfort, and skill Sets analysis.
Dairy Investment Plan
If you are starting a dairy farm or in need of renovating your dairy business, we recommend a dairy investment plan. This is essentially a business planning with a focus on dairy business, it is a guide on how to set up the farm from assets, plan layouts, production, skill sets, financials, markets, sources of inputs, and operations.
It is the right product for those willing to start and run professional dairy farms. Let’s do dairy business professionally.
International Training Missions
Are you seeking to be exposed to European dairy farms? If yes, Perfometer works with reputable dairy training institutions in the Netherlands, where we plan and coordinate on a training workshops, exposure trips, curriculum, and send groups of farmers for a one week of training. For the training missions, we work with SNV, the Netherlands-African Business Council (NABC) – a network organization situated in The Hague – , and the dairy training campus in Netherlands for training and exposure trips.
International Dairy Literature
As a way of disseminating international best practices in dairy, Perfometer is involved in acquisition of materials from reputable authors/publishers, and as well as localizing some of the materials to feature east African farms and contexts.
We are also involved in the development of manuals and handbooks for training for dairy and agronomy topics for clients.
Dairy Projects for Development
Perfometer conducts dairy research for development projects, value chain analysis, baseline studies, multi-year project implementation and training in project management of dairy projects.
We continuously engage market leaders and other stakeholders on finding new and innovative ways to improve the local dairy value chain. Our services have benefited organizations in Kenya and rest of Eastern African countries while working with/on SNV, EAFF and IFAD livelihood projects.
Practical Training for Farmers & Managers
Key topic areas on dairy are chosen and farmers taken through practical aspects of the dairy business on model farms. some of the topics undertaken here include: Calf rearing, fodder establishment, fodder preservation, dairy nutrition and feeding management, housing, cow comfort, record keeping, milk handling and so much more.
Fodder Establishment and Preservation
We support commercial fodder producers with technical assistance, and market links with dairy farmers who buy their products, we facilitate technical processes like soil analysis, fertilization advice and sourcing of inputs. We support in silage making processes.
We have a trained group of youthful team that carry out the private demos for interested farmers. The groups are commonly known as Service Providers Enterprise Network (SPEN). To date, we have recruited more than 114 youth in 5 counties in Kenya and Tanzania. The service providers support dairy farmers in making silage (of either grass, maize, nappier, sorghum) for dairy farmers.
Academy of Dairy Investors
Perfometer identifies upcoming dairy investors and organizes specialized ‘must-know’ sessions, the sessions include visits to pilot farms. This is mostly geared towards professionals who consider dairy as their most preferred business over and above their active career.
For starters, topics to be shared here include; Dairy economics, Calf-rearing, Fodder establishment, Fodder preservation, Dairy nutrition and feeding management, housing, Cow comfort, Record keeping, milk handling and so much more.
Visiting Dairy Manager
Until very recently, we can now provide a mobile team that moves from farm to farm supporting the Dairy farm workers. Farmers can have professional routines introduced on their farms, improve feeding management, cow housing and comfort improvement and so much more.
Initially, only farms that subscribe to this service receive this form of support. Contact us to find out how you can benefit from this new service.
Perfometer Commercial Services
We support dairy farmers with customizing and developing products and solutions for their enterprises. Our range of services, solutions and products include: a total solution of farm management tools, advisory on investment plans for starters,improvement plans for existing enterprises, software for herd management, cow barn design and construction, annual training, farm management support and international study tours. we also source inputs locally and internationally, these includes seeds, dairy consumables, weighing scales and tapes and silage preservation materials.
With more demand, our list of solutions, services and inputs for the farmer, keeps growing, therefore we will keep adding this list.
Cow Barn Design
We have design plans that are extendable and can house a herd with 10 milking all the way to 80 or more milking cows. Before you ‘make concrete mistakes’, call us for advice as you plan to build your next barn
Our services in this product include site visit, customized plans, 3D draughting plans, and supervising construction to completion and turn-key construction of the barns.