The inefficient and ineffective use of arable land in South Africa is one of the numerous challenges within
its agricultural sector. Previous research has indicated that a method, the Farm Site Development Method
(FSDM), could increase the effective and efficient use of arable land by providing a roadmap to the farm
owner for incrementally transforming the current state facilities and resources of a farm towards a future
saturation state. The FSDM was then demonstrated at a crop-producing farm and several opportunities
existed to extend its utility. Here we suggest its extension for application to a livestock farm, and also
include optimisation techniques, demand planning and financial planning.
• Extension of the Farm Site Development Method, and its demonstration at a livestock farm, for facilities
and financial planning within the agricultural sector.