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DRUMGOON DAIRY
Rodney and Dorothy Elliott
Lake Norden, South Dakota, USA
HISTORY
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1982 – April, started milking 22 cows in a 4 point pipeline .
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1983 – Introduction of milk quota, my farm allowance 111,000 litres but gained 6,200 litres
under development.
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1987 – started buying quota, leased more land and built a double 5 milking parlour. Now
milking 45 cows.
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1995 – we bought land and we’re milking 70 cows.
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1999 – moved back home to Drumgoon to live, more building was required, milking 110
cows.
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2002- I concentrated on all Dairy built a new 14 point swing parlour, and increased the
herd to 140 cows milking.
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2004 – Production reached 1 million litres of milk, went on a Dairy tour of South Dakota!
REASONS TO RELOCATE
Northern Ireland
South Dakota
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Land prices, £7 – £10,000 an acre
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Land prices, £1200 -£1500 an acre
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Labour– difficulty to find and retain
good employees and competition from
construction
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Labour – easy to recruit
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Free trade
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Legislation
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Quota
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Legislation
• Animal movement
• Manure management
• Labour
• Permitting
• Animal health
• Labour
LOCATION
SOUTH DAKOTA VS. NORTHERN IRELAND
South Dakota
WINTER IN SOUTH DAKOTA
DEVELOPMENT OF DRUMGOON DAIRY
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2005 Purchased 153 acres for a dairy site
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February 2006 – we moved to South Dakota
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Construction started May 2006 for a 1400 cow facility.
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2006 purchased an acreage with 40 acres of land, some farm buildings and a dwelling.
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Started milking December 2006.
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Expanded 2008 to 2000 cows.
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2007 – 2011 continuous expansion and development of calf and heifer raising facility.
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2009 purchased 154 acres of crop land adjacent to the Dairy.
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2010 purchased 100 acres of cropland and another acreage.
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2010 began renting 230 acres of land, cropland and some pasture.
FEED AND CROPS
CURRENT OPERATION
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MILK COWS
1950
•
REPLACEMENTS
1750
DAILY
ANNUAL
•
PRODUCTION
34 LITRES
10,680 LITRES
•
BUTTERFAT
4.01%
3.87%
•
PROTEIN
3.44%
3.52%
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SCC
196
218
•
PRICE
30 PPL
28.75 PPL (2011)
CROSS VENTILATED BARN
Picture of inside of the barn on a
working day, pushing up feed. This
task is done every two hours to ensure
that the cows have always feed
available.
RELEVANT DAIRY PURCHASES
Prices in USA
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Petrol- 64p per liter
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100 ml of Excnell- £41.50
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Diesel- 66p per liter
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John Deere 6430- £55,000
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Electricity- 5p per Kw
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Ground Maize- £160 per ton
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Soy Bean Meal- £187 per ton
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Labour- £6.50 per hour
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Milk replacer- £52 per 25 kg
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Vet/Mechanic- £60 per hour
MANAGEMENT AND STAFF
EMPLOYEE BREAKDOWN
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Milkers- 14
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Herdsmen- 5
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Parlour Manager- 1
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Feeder- 1
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Operations/Maitainance-3
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Manager/Owner-2
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TOTAL-26
INNOVATION WILL FEED THE WORLD
EMBRACING CHANGE
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Learn from the past
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Efficiencies
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Accepting technology
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Larger, specialized units
• Combine harvester
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Corporation
• Milking parlour
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Education
• Computers
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Youth
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Consumer awareness
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Genetics
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Vaccines and drugs
• BST– carbon footprint
• Hormones
• GMO Crops
PITFALLS
DRUMGOON DAIRY
Rodney and Dorothy Elliott
19048 US Hwy 81
Lake Norden, SD 57248
1 605 785 2151
[email protected]
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