On-farm energy use in the dairy industries

Chen, Guangnan and Maraseni, Tek and Banhazi, Thomas and Bundschuh, Jochen (2015) On-farm energy use in the dairy industries. In: 1st Australian Life Cycle Assessment Conference 2015 (AgriFoodLCA): Growth Through Sustainability, 23-24 Nov 2015, Melbourne, Australia .

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Dairying is one of largest agricultural industries in Australia. This paper reviews the on-farm energy use in various dairy operations. It is found that the total direct on-farm energy needed to produce one kilogram of milk varies between 0.41-0.83 MJ/kg milk in Australia. This is in comparison with 0.19-2.47 MJ/kg milk overseas. The differences in energy uses are mainly due to different farming systems and technologies adopted and also different analysis methods employed. The large variation of energy uses indicates the significant opportunities for reducing energy use.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2016 04:38
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2017 06:13
Uncontrolled Keywords: energy; benchmark; dairy; farms
Fields of Research : 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0703 Crop and Pasture Production > 070399 Crop and Pasture Production not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 83 Animal Production and Animal Primary Products > 8304 Pasture, Browse and Fodder Crops > 830499 Pasture, Browse and Fodder Crops not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/28429

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