Diary operations use the most energy of most types of farmers. These farmers can save energy and money in many areas : milking, milk cooling and water heating. Upgrading older equipment and installing new technologies increase operational efficiency. Energy audits help identify opportunities for savings.
Equipment upgrades pay for themselves quickly through energy savings, especially when replacing old inefficient equipment. Dairy farmers can save energy with variable speed drives (VSD) for milk vacuum pumps and heat recovery systems to quickly cool milk while using waste heat to warm washing or animal water. Cows love to drink warm water. [Read more here.]