Dairy farmers hear a lot of information about ways they can save energy on their operation, but it can be difficult to figure out how to prioritize energy efficiency. Fortunately, one company has been working with dairies for over 20 years to help them become more energy efficient and manage their expenses.
When CEO Craig Metz joined EnSave in 1998, he saw it as a way to return to his roots in the dairy industry. Metz’s family had been dairying the same land in Vermont for over 200 years, and he is the first generation not raised on the farm.
Dairy farmers often work in isolation, facing risks from animal behavior, mechanical hazards, climatic conditions, and rushed work deadlines. To minimize and hopefully avoid completely the areas of most risk, a regular and thorough assessment of your facility should be completed annually. The following checklist will help you identify any high risk areas for injury.
Pasture Management "Maintaining Balance"
Utilize Pasture Effectively
Pasture is an excellent low cost means of feeding livestock, but requires proper management of both the forage and the livestock. The forage must be managed to optimize growth, while the livestock must be managed to optimize utilization.