Energy Assessments and Action Planning

This project was secured by Dairy Australia and funded through the Australian Government Department of Industry. The Dairying Better 'n Better team successfully finalised the Queensland delivery of the project in September 2014. The project involved individual on farm energy assessments completed by an independent energy consultant and a workshop in each region. Farmers received their energy assessment report prior to the workshop enabling them to bring any questions on the day.

These energy assessments provided dairy farmers with information about their current usage in the dairy and recommendation of how to reduce their energy use and cost.

The workshops provided strategies to reduce electricity usage and costs in the dairy and on the farm. They were very specific to the priorities of the group, with a full electricity assessment, recommendations and electricity costs compared for all participants.

The project reached completion with the final target area of the Queensland dairy industry being South East Queensland, with farmers receiving assessments and a very successful workshop in June.

For more information about the project please contact ruth@dairypage.com.au or call 07 3236 2955.