- Animal Health & Welfare
- Breeding & Genetics
- Business Management
- Grassland Management
- People Management
- Planning for Profit
Electricity uses on a dairy farm
Electricity is one of the main utilities which contribute towards farm management costs. A key part of any dairy farm involves managing these costs and amenities.
Electricity use on a dairy farm is dominated by milk cooling, water heating and vacuum pumps. On a typical dairy farm each of these account for 25-30% of the total consumption with the remainder being used for lights, pumps etc. Energy efficiency can be accomplished by utilising energy efficient technologies and energy management to achieving sustainable development. Managing these costs can lead to a more efficient farming output.