Afimilk Projects has vast worldwide expertise in setting up dairy farming projects from large-scale operations to small farms.
Afimilk Projects has solid experience in planning and managing dairy projects in different climatic conditions, including in tropical countries and in extremely cold regions.
Survey of the main characteristics and technical aspects of the proposed project, including an rough economic evaluation of the required investment (CAPEX) and of the main economic indicators for the project.
Examine and outline all elements and resources required for a thorough evaluation of the professional, technical, economic and financial aspects of the project. The Feasibility study provides a complete overview of the planned project, including an approximate estimation of the required investment (CAPEX) and of the main economic indicators for the project
Design and allocate all project structures on a topographic site map
Provide detailed designs of project buildings and structures required to execute the building process.
Organize and control the entire construction process: schedule teams, oversee budget, manage logistics; supervise construction performance
Select qualified suppliers; prepare detailed quotation documents; negotiate with suppliers; prepare equipment purchases, orders and contracts
Customize and install Afimilk components and AfiFarm software
Select livestock, import initial herd, plan and provide agronomic support for field crops, train local teams
Offer top-quality, experienced, professional key personnel: farm manager, veterinary manager, field crop manager, feed center manager, milk-processing plant manager
Conduct training for managers, supervisors and workers; plan organizational structure of the farm; detail protocols for basic farm-related procedures
Coordinate and manage regular visits by experts in specific areas: herd health, nutrition, animal husbandry, laboratory setup
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Afimik Projects will make sure you get:
Overall, the project owners get maximum chances for running a successful dairy operation and fast return of the investment.
Afimilk Projects masters vast knowledge and experience related to the agro-technical aspects related to supplying forage of suitable quality in the required quantity:
Overall, the project owners get a full-package that assures efficient production of forage for the herd.
For the Feed Center - one of the most important components of a dairy farm- Afimilk Projects assures adequate structures for storage of raw feeds, proper elaboration of rations and its efficient delivery to the herd
Overall, the project owners get a Feed Center facility that operates in an efficient way and assures proper management and monitoring of the herd's feeding.
Getting rid of these farm by-products in an adequate way is a complicated issue. Afimilk Projects will provide:
Overall, the project owners get a proper and effective solution for handling, treatment and final disposal of one of the most annoying subjects in a dairy farm.
Size: 40,000 cows, milked twice daily
Stalls: 5 rotary parlors with 106 milking points; new cow enters every 4.5 seconds
Harvesting 1 million L/fresh milk/day (milk flushed directly from milking parlor to milk trucks)
3-way automatic sorting gates controlled by AfiFarm system at the exit of each parlor
The Farm was set up in year 2002, as partnership of 3 Kibbutz: Shefayim, Ga’ash and Yakum
Herd: 900 milking cows and 800 replacement heifers
Milking Parlor: Parallel, 2 x 30
Average daily milk production: 39 L/cow
Average yearly milk production: 13,500 L/cow
Conception rate: for cows: 38%, for heifers: 60%
Project start: 2009, and ongoing
Size: 7 farms, 15,000 cows and 14,000 heifers — the world’s largest turn-key dairy project
More than 3,000 hectares of cultivated fields, including 6 large-scale pivot irrigation systems
Stalls: 840 (7 twinned 2x30 milking parlors)
Milk production: 30 L/cow/day – 450 tons/day
Employees: > 1,200
Project start: 2011
Size: 3,820 cows and 3,000 heifers; initial herd from Australia and Uruguay
Average annual milk production: 11,000 L/cow/year
Milk production (2nd year of operation): 34.3 L/cow/day