Smarter energy use reduces farm costs

Amidst rising farm costs, Dairy Australia has developed a range of energy information resources to assist farmers to make smarter use of energy to reduce power bills.
Amidst rising farm costs, Dairy Australia has developed a range of energy information resources to assist farmers to make smarter use of energy to reduce power bills.
Accurate and up-to-date paperwork is crucial for all dairy farmers. But as a farm manager, Allen Hook says the ability to keep precise records is what keeps him in a job.
12 Nov 18 Accurate and up-to-date paperwork is crucial for all dairy farmers. But as a farm manager, Allen Hook says the ability to keep precise records is what keeps him in a job.
The Australian Dairy Conference is on the hunt to find the smartest farm apps being used on Australian dairy farms and it wants farmers' help.
11 Sep 18 The Australian Dairy Conference is on the hunt to find the smartest farm apps being used on Australian dairy farms and it wants farmers' help.
The next stage in a project that could see dairy farmers derive income from trading their excess energy production is underway.
06 Sep 18 The next stage in a project that could see dairy farmers derive income from trading their excess energy production is underway.
Faced with the universal business problem of rising power costs, dairyfarmer Quentin Moxey struck on a novel solution.
30 Aug 18 Faced with the universal business problem of rising power costs, dairyfarmer Quentin Moxey struck on a novel solution.
A $2.7 million upgrade to its Woolnorth, Tasmania, dairy The Gums will enable Moon Lake to increase the farm’s capacity and efficiency.
26 Jul 18 A $2.7 million upgrade to its Woolnorth, Tasmania, dairy The Gums will enable Moon Lake to increase the farm’s capacity and efficiency.
At the Dornauf family dairy at Moltema, Tasmania, one person can milk 600 cows.
10 Jul 18 At the Dornauf family dairy at Moltema, Tasmania, one person can milk 600 cows.
Dairyfarmers around Australia have used grants to install new equipment in the dairy to help cut energy costs.
01 Jun 18 Dairyfarmers around Australia have used grants to install new equipment in the dairy to help cut energy costs.
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WITH a passion for innovation and their usual focus on products that are robust and reliable, global supplier McLanahan Corporation, has released a complete system for managing pasture based livestock effluent.
02 May 18 Advertiser content for McLanahan WITH a passion for innovation and their usual focus on products that are robust and reliable, global supplier McLanahan Corporation, has released a...
Like a lot of dairyfarmers, Steven and Leanne Wieland's Boonah, Qld, business has grown in the past decade.
13 Feb 18 Like a lot of dairyfarmers, Steven and Leanne Wieland's Boonah, Qld, business has grown in the past decade.
A Western Australian dairyfarmer says his simple effluent management system is the most cost-effective and labour efficient for his farm.
06 Feb 18 A Western Australian dairyfarmer says his simple effluent management system is the most cost-effective and labour efficient for his farm.
Australian dairyfarmers are more likely to develop workable solutions to effluent disposal if strategies are developed in collaboration with industry organisations and government agencies, according to a new report released on Friday by 2016 Nuffield Scholar John Keely.
02 Feb 18 Australian dairyfarmers are more likely to develop workable solutions to effluent disposal if strategies are developed in collaboration with industry organisations and government...
It’s a project that has been on the cards for a while and now it’s gaining some traction.
18 Jan 18 It’s a project that has been on the cards for a while and now it’s gaining some traction.
Dairyfarmers are reminded that chemicals used on farms, including those used to clean and sanitise the plant and milk vats, must be registered with the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA).
20 Sep 17 Dairyfarmers are reminded that chemicals used on farms, including those used to clean and sanitise the plant and milk vats, must be registered with the Australian Pesticides and...
When Victorian dairyfarmer Lauren Finger's father said he had an idea, little did she know how much of an impact his invention would improve her on-farm productivity and safety.
05 Sep 17 When Victorian dairyfarmer Lauren Finger's father said he had an idea, little did she know how much of an impact his invention would improve her on-farm productivity and safety.
Duncan Ag has introduced two new well-engineered machines from Ireland that give Australian farmers and contractors more options to rejuvenate pasture and aerate their soils.
04 Sep 17 Duncan Ag has introduced two new well-engineered machines from Ireland that give Australian farmers and contractors more options to rejuvenate pasture and aerate their soils.
Dairy farming giant Moon Lake will spend $2.7 million upgrading one of its major operations at the Woolnorth property in the far North-West.
29 Aug 17 Dairy farming giant Moon Lake will spend $2.7 million upgrading one of its major operations at the Woolnorth property in the far North-West.
Hunter region dairyfarmers involved in a $1.1 million dollar project to improve water quality in the Williams River are enjoying significant improvements in farm productivity.
28 Aug 17 Hunter region dairyfarmers involved in a $1.1 million dollar project to improve water quality in the Williams River are enjoying significant improvements in farm productivity.
Ambassador for Yamaha country singer Lee Kernaghan is a believer in helmet use.
14 Aug 17 Ambassador for Yamaha country singer Lee Kernaghan is a believer in helmet use.
DAIRYFARMERS wanting to save thousands of dollars in a tight season are encouraged to access Sustainability Victoria's Boosting Productivity energy assessment grants.
04 Aug 17 DAIRYFARMERS wanting to save thousands of dollars in a tight season are encouraged to access Sustainability Victoria's Boosting Productivity energy assessment grants.
A NEW Dairy Effluent management program has been delivered to dairyfarmers at Lismore, Dorrigo and Kempsey on the NSW North Coast.
31 Jul 17 A NEW Dairy Effluent management program has been delivered to dairyfarmers at Lismore, Dorrigo and Kempsey on the NSW North Coast.
Why have we invested in solar? It’s simple: our two young daughters.
10 Jul 17 Why have we invested in solar? It’s simple: our two young daughters.
More than 200 people from the South Australia's dairy industry will gather in Mount Gambier on June 8 to hear a range of speakers discuss cutting-edge technologies in the dairy industry, for what is set to be a vibrant and inspiring event.
30 May 17 More than 200 people from the South Australia's dairy industry will gather in Mount Gambier on June 8 to hear a range of speakers discuss cutting-edge technologies in the dairy industry,...
As dairy farmers grapple with regulations on effluent storage a New Zealand man has come up with a simple solution.
29 May 17  1 As dairy farmers grapple with regulations on effluent storage a New Zealand man has come up with a simple solution.
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A new definition of 'genetically modified' currently awaiting parliamentary approval could see a swathe of new grasses on the market within three years.
13 Nov 18 A new definition of "genetically modified" currently awaiting parliamentary approval could see a swathe of new...
A person normally breathes about 25,000 times a day, with the lungs taking in oxygen from the air and delivering it to the bloodstream.02 Nov 18 A person normally breathes about 25,000 times a day, with the lungs taking in oxygen from the air and delivering it...
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Olivia - what you fail to consider is that animals fed the crops you speak of aren't evolved to
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If that’s what they think the milk volume drop will be they are in for one hell of a shock. 200
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A well planned vegan diet is certainly not nutrient deficient. But aside from that, the entire
Amidst rising farm costs, Dairy Australia has developed a range of energy information resources to assist farmers to make smarter use of energy to reduce power bills.
13 Nov 18 Amidst rising farm costs, Dairy Australia has developed a range of energy information resources to assist farmers to...
Accurate and up-to-date paperwork is crucial for all dairy farmers. But as a farm manager, Allen Hook says the ability to keep precise records is what keeps him in a job.12 Nov 18 Accurate and up-to-date paperwork is crucial for all dairy farmers. But as a farm manager, Allen Hook says the...
Monopoly market may confront cropping sector under mega-merger proposal.22 Sep 16 Monopoly market may confront cropping sector under mega-merger proposal.
Australian farm chemical manufacturer Nufarm has repaired its balance sheet and is now hunting for acquisition opportunities.25 Sep 16 Australian farm chemical manufacturer Nufarm has repaired its balance sheet and is now hunting for acquisition...