Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Energy Focus at Yarram

As electricity prices rise and the energy bills associated with running a dairy farm increase, local dairy farmers are looking closely at their costs.

AgVet Project’s ‘shed detective’ Gabriel Hakim has been working with 3 farm businesses to uncover possible savings in energy within the cow shed.  Gabriel has visited each farm and will present his findings at an Information Session on March 1 2012.  

The focus of the energy audit conducted by Gabriel is to understand where energy is being used in the dairy sheds, where the costs are greatest and what measures can be taken to reduce costs.  The learning’s farm the local visits will be shared at an Information Session at Lachlan & Vicki McLeod’s property between 11 am and 1 pm on Thursday March 1.  

Darold Klindworth from the Department of Primary Industries will give an overview of energy use in the dairy & discuss alternative energy sources and new technologies.  Involved in the CowTime program for many years, Darold has a wealth of knowledge and will answer the many questions likely to come up around this topic.
For further information or to RSVP for catering purposes please contact Gillian Hayman 0428345493 or
This event is funded through the Federal Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries as part of the Future Ready Dairy Systems Project.

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