This checksheet is designed to stimulate critical thinking in planning a farm on which a primary enterprise is milk production. This relates to all dairy species: cattle, goats, and sheep. The sustainability of a farm relates to many factors revolving around farm management, use of resources, and quality of life. The series of questions is intended to stimulate awareness rather than serve as a rating of management practices. Carefully think about how decisions made in one area impact the results in other areas of your farm. Use this 24-page guide to define areas in your farm management that might be enhanced, and to identify areas of strength as well.