Dairy Management Academy

It’s time to start growing people

“Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to“.

Richard Branson.

There is a resource of virtually limitless potential lying fallow on your farm. It’s your employee’s and they are critical to the success of your business and your future growth.

Lead : Support : Manage

Our own FBA data clearly shows a two-fold difference in employee productivity between our top quartile farms and those in the bottom 25%. As labour represents the highest cost on most dairy farms except for feed it deserves equal management attention.

“Average employers never sustain exceptional performance.”

The ability to attract good people and allow them to develop throughout their career is the key to unlocking the potential of investment in facilities and livestock.   

We work with managers to help build leadership and management ability through coaching and mentoring.  We also help managers and owners to build the skills and competencies of their employees.

HR Partner

It’s often overwhelming and frustrating to know that your business could perform so much better if only people management were optimised. 

This is where we come to the rescue with tried and tested tools and approaches to adapt to your business and help build the right environment for high productivity.

Some of the areas we support:

“Let our people help your people”

It’s time to avoid the standard packages and to begin building an approach to managing people that matches the needs of the business with the needs of the individuals employed.

Dairy Management Academy

Building professional excellence for future herd managers.

“I’ve sent my top guys back to school, and they’ve taught me a thing or two”

The Academy is a two-year training program with a primary objective to provide future farm managers with the necessary skills they need to thrive in 21st-century dairy farming.

The program fits alongside full-time work within a chosen dairy farm. The academy comprises of eight two-day courses and an overseas study tour. Also included is tuition and mentoring on how to create a profitable and sustainable dairy enterprise.

After completion of the Dairy Management Academy, students demonstrate higher levels of initiative and greater confidence in improving herd performance.


It is run in conjunction with our colleagues at Genus ABS and LKL.

Training includes all aspects of larger herd management, new techniques of staff management and training from key industry professionals.

Six key modules included in the Academy.

The teaching methods will be a mixture of classroom-based theory, and on farm practical demonstrations and assessments. If you’d like to learn more about the modules, please read our latest booklet.

The 2023 Dairy Management Academy will begin on 16th May 2023. Register your interest by clicking the button below. Places are awarded on a first-come-first-served basis, so get in touch now to avoid disappointment.

For more details on our Dairy Management Academy, read our 2022 booklet 

Our 2022 Booklet