Electricity consumption : some facts

2012-11-19 17:12
Sales manager

50% of electricity requirement of a dairy farm are located at the milking parlour.
The milk cooling tank uses 50% of the amount of electricity required in the milking parlour.

Milk cooling tank : 50%
Water heating : 21 %
Vacuum pump : 19%
Other (cleaning, milk pump, lighting,...) : 10% (source : cniel).


The bigger the heard is, the more electricity is required to cool the milk in % compared to all other needs (which are less variable).


The more often the milk get collected at the farm, the less energy is required by the milk cooling tank (source : institut de l'élevage 2009).

Dernière modification par charriau (2013-03-27 10:40)

2013-02-13 18:08
Sales manager

The irish take on electricity consumption on dairy farms.
The australian take on electricity consumption on dairy farms.
The canadian take on electricity consumption on dairy farms.

Dernière modification par charriau (2013-02-13 18:26)

2013-03-27 10:15
Sales manager

Milkcooling and Electricity consumption

With rising cost of electricity, the cheapest energy is the energy you don't use in the first place.

Reaching the lowest degrees requires more electricity.


Here is another way to present it. It takes less time (electricity) to cool the same quantity fof milk from 25°C to 20°C than from 10°C to 5°C.

Any milk precooler cooler can cool milk. But down to which temperature, that is the real question !

This survey shows that not all milk pre-cooler are equal .... when it comes to efficiency.

Dernière modification par charriau (2013-03-27 10:41)