05 July 2015 | Online since 2003

Greener pastures for one of the South s leading dairy farms



27 February 2014 03:17:09|Dairy,News

Greener pastures for one of the South’s leading dairy farms


A leading dairy farm based in Shaftesbury is using the latest heat recovery technology to improve energy efficiencies while retaining high production volumes of environmentally-friendly milk-based products.

With over half a century of expertise in the dairy industry, the farm continually develops quality products through traditional partnerships with the local farming community, while employing eco-driven restrictions on ‘food mileage’ and maintaining high capacity production. When it sought new temperature control solutions, energy-efficiency was therefore critically important.

Temperature control specialist, ICS Cool Energy designed, supplied and installed the solution, which comprises of a One off Aptus cooling system capable of 513kW with heat recovery function. This allows the company to utilise heat usually wasted by traditional processes, by recycling and reusing the energy in another process. The heat recovery process revitalises the facilities by increasing output efficiencies and providing the dairy farm with a long-term temperature control solution that reaches its ‘green’ targets and meets its long-standing heritage.

Richard Metcalfe, Sales Director at ICS Cool Energy explains: “The Aptus system features the latest scroll compressor technology which works alongside ozone-friendly R410A refrigerants and offers the farm cooling technology that suits their green requirements.

“Our service division continues to look after the cooling circuit through a comprehensive three-year planned maintenance contract, ensuring the diary farm’s equipment remains fully covered in the face of an unlikely breakdown to minimise any potential downtime and ensure that the farm continues to operate to its high production standards.”

Download




Comments


No comments posted yet. Be the first to post a comment

To post comment without approval login or register

Display name

Please enter your name

Email (optional)
Comment

Please enter your comment

Post Comment

Your comment submitted successfully.Please wait for admin approval.

Some error on your process.Please try one more time.



Jobs


Start Date: 2 July 2015
Love Pigs? Job in Cambridgeshire for a pig man 3,000 indoor pigs.

3,000 indoor pigs need to be looked after. You will be involved in all areas of the farm but your main task will be looking a...


Start Date: 3 July 2015
Job Working Farm Foreman on arable farm>>>>SHREWSBURY

Progressive arable Farmers in Shropshire are looking for a Working Farm Foreman to join our team. We specialis...


Start Date: 27 June 2015
General farm worker/tractor driver - Harvest  job from June  to End September >>Hertfordshire<<

Keen energetic person required to assist on a mixed family farm with hay making, harvesting, autumn cultivation and...


Start Date: 30 June 2015
Experienced combine/ tractor driver for harvest and cultivation. 1500 ac based near  >> York<<

I am looking for a hard working operative with experience, to lead corn, or operate a combine depending on exp...


Start Date: 20 June 2015
Job on a 180 cow Ayr calving  dairy farm for a  milker /gfw

dairy farm based nr telford, shropshire 180 ayr calving holstien cows. Tmr fed, cubicle housed and ,grazing ,20/40 hb pa...





Top stories you may have missed
5 June 2015 | Cattle

A strong pound and increased red meat imports coupled with a plentiful dome...


5 June 2015 | Arable

Depression is affecting Wales' farming industry and there is a need to use ...


5 June 2015 | Arable

With just one week to go before the final judging and announcement of the w...


5 June 2015 | Finance

A rural law expert has highlighted the importance of good succession planni...


5 June 2015 | Farmshops

A south Yorkshire dairy farming family is pulling out all the stops to prom...


4 June 2015 | Finance

Predicting what is going to happen to wheat prices is a challenge, but in s...


4 June 2015 | Agri Safety

A Lancashire based livestock theft prevention scheme is aiming to go nation...


4 June 2015 | News

A female farmer has been recognised by the farming and conservation industr...


4 June 2015 | Finance

The new Conservative government appears to be preparing to implement cuts f...


4 June 2015 | Arable

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) will have mobile support units at the follo...