This is an open international platform for dairy owners, managers and advisors, where we can exchange knowledge and challenge each other to be the top performers in our industry.

Next will be the Study tour for Denmark November 28th – 30th, 2018

“How to make more profit with less work”

Take a deeper look into how Danish farmers think Lean. Discuss firefighting vs leading, communication and motivation, benchmark labour costs and productivity, to help make your farm business ready for the future.

Wednesday 28th

7 pm – 9 pm

  • Presentation of the attendees and discussion of Lean experience and expectations for the future.


Thursday 29th

8 am – 9 pm

  • How to make more profit with less work with Lean? Presentations and discussion.
  • Farm visit at Davidsen Landbrug A/S with 600 Jersey dairy cows in a new facility with sand bedding. Topics for the discussion include Lean business strategy.
  • Farm visit at Davidsen Landbrug A/S with 480 HF dairy cows. Topics for discussion include involvement of staff, motivation and visible goal management.
  • Lean in Arla Foods Ingredients by Senior Planner and Lean consultant Heidi Okkerstrøm
  • Group members give presentations on their experiences of Lean. How they use it, results, future plans.


Friday 30th

8 am – 3 pm

  • Farm visit at Pionergaard, site 059. Production of 2800 beef cattle per year and very Lean farm in structure, work planning and order. Topics for discussion will include business strategy, work planning and SOPs.
  • Benchmarking of labour costs and productivity measured as milk produced/hour.
  • Ideas for next Skype meeting and study tour.

 Main subjects for the group meetings

  • How can Lean give more efficiency to the dairy farms?
  • Leadership, staff motivation and good communication with the Lean tools.
  • How can benchmarking of the KPI´s connect to Lean farming
  • Standard procedures (SOP) and logical work planning
  • Company visits – both Dairy farms and others – case stories
  • Culture and a lot of time networking with Lean enthusiasts

Susanne_PejstrupManagement consultant CEO Susanne Pejstrup

Lean Farming®
Phone +45 3026 1500

Management Consultant Phil Coopers

The Farm Consultancy Group
Phone +44 7798 673665

Registration and price

Registration for the study tour has started. Please write an email to Susanne at to show your interest. Then you will receive a form to fill in for the registration. You can also download the form here Registration form

The price for participating is €650 for meeting, farm visits, double room in hotel, meals and transport. There is an additional charge for single room at €75.

You need to add the cost of transport to Denmark. You can fly to Billund Airport and take a taxi to the hotel (13 km).