Dairy farm energy efficiency tool
It's expensive to run a dairy farm and there are a lot of fixed costs you can't reduce or skimp on, like feed, vet bills and rates. However you can control your energy spend through both low cost changes and cost effective capital investment. Reducing your energy bill can mean substantial savings which you can plow back into your farm, or use in leaner months to keep the farm going.
A good place to start is EECA's Dairy Farm Energy Efficiency tool, which helps you map your energy use against 150 dairy farms across New Zealand. By answering a few simple questions, you can find out how you compare against others, and the savings you could make through improvements in your milking shed.
The dairy farm efficiency tool is designed to provide you with an indication of how your dairy farm compares against other dairy farms in terms of energy efficiency, and estimate the savings that you could make through improvements to your milking shed.Read more