Reducing Energy Costs in Dairy
The Reducing Energy Cost in Dairy project funded by Australian Dairy Farmers built on previous work by NSW Farmers and Dairy Australia. Activities under the initiative included:
- Provision of fact sheets and calculators addressing dairy energy efficiency, renewable generation and battery storage,
- Delivery of audits, case studies and seminars.
Smarter Energy Use on Australian Dairy Farms
Between 2012 and 2015 Dairy Australia received funding from the Department of Industry and Science to provide 1400 Australian dairy farmers access to personalised on-farm energy assessments, workshops and information resources.
The assessments found that while no two dairies are the same, milk cooling, milk harvesting and hot water production are the areas of highest energy use.
Smarter Energy Use facts sheets, technical reports and farmer case studies as well as regional energy bench marking is available from Dairying for Tomorrow.