Green cleaning The potential water savings, allowing Steve to make the most of his limited but high quality water was a key driver for installing the new technology on his 400 cow dairy at Jindivic. Power savings were an additional [...]
Energy Efficiency Professional Development Workshop Objective of the event Consultants Nick Bullock & Chris Harding will conduct a one day workshop enabling service providers and consultants to identify and advise in options for energy saving around the dairy.
Energy Efficiency On Farm Field Day Objective of the event Outline energy efficiency options available in the dairy and quantify the benefits of investing in these technologies.
Clearing the carbon confusion Objective of the event To provide participants with a better understanding of the new Carbon Tax and Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) policies, how they may impact on dairy farms and what opportunities are possible. Reflections on [...]
Smart and Simple – Innovations in Southern Tasmanian Dairying Objective of the event The Derwent Valley is not a traditional dairying region, but it has an excellent water resource and some great farmers. This day highlighted some of the dairying [...]
Electricity use on dairy farms Key points from the presentation include: Average electricity cost per dairy farm across 40 farms was $35k (range $5k to $95k) Shed costs averaged $33/cow and irrigation pumping averaged $44/cow Electricity costs are rising significantly [...]
Irrigation pump efficiency Key points from the presentation include: Irrigation pumping is often 70-80% of total dairy farm electricity use There are big opportunities for savings on many farms The components of pumping efficiency are explained as well as how [...]
Power bills and energy efficiency for irrigation Key points from the presentation include: Do the obvious stuff first – hours of off-peak, auto start timers What are the main opportunities to reduce power consumption and costs Potential savings from a [...]
Energy Resource Efficiency Barrie Bradshaw from the Dairy Services Branch of DPIV prepared this presentation. It covers: Farm greenhouse gases Using the DGAS calculator to estimate farm emissions The carbon tax How to minimise emissions and reduce on-farm energy use [...]
Alternative Power Will Stone presented an overview of a range of alternative energy options from time spent with the Appropriate Infrastructure Development Group in Guatemala. These include bio-digesters, solar, micro-hydro and pedal power. Wind power is the fastest growing renewable [...]