The total implementation i Lean farming
You can choose to take the total implementation. That includes a plan for a reorganization of the work flow and the underlying structures. You must make a project plan for the process, so you take step by step get be more and more lean in the production. You change to a culture with systematic work and continuous improvements.
The total implementation can be use in both Lean Dairy Production, Lean Pig Production and Lean Plant Production. And of course this way of working gives the best results and I know you can achieve + 20-40 % in productivity, less waste and employees motivation. And further more, you get a farm on the top level and continuous competitive.
Lean agriculture like ever widening circles
You can also choose another approach. You can choose to take small steps by implementing one Lean tools after the other. You make workshops and you train your people gradually. The Lean culture will then spread in the organization like ever widening circles.
Of course you don´t achieve as much as if you took the total implementation, but it can be more manageable.
Lean farming require persistence
To succeed you have to be consistent and persistent. And you should be aware of that you are your own worst enemy. Initiative leaders take new initiatives all the time and persistence is not your core competence. So that is why a well considered lean organization is very important. But still the leader and owner of the farm is the main player reach to succeed.