Energy Savers
Allora

Allora Feedlot

Proposed
35
Proposed Energy Savings
Industry
Beef Cattle
Product
Feedlot and grain
Location
South East
Irrigation
Centre pivot
Pumps
Centrifugal
Solution
Pump and motor replacement with variable speed control

Farm profile

The feedlot is strategically placed in a water catchment area adjacent to Dalrymple Creek in Allora, south of Toowoomba. There are a number of lots used to cultivate cattle feed, with some lots leased for periods of the year to onion farmers. The farm uses six pumping stations to supply centre pivot irrigation all year round, with pivots operating on a single rotation per day.

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Farmer feedback & next steps
The farm owner is sourcing quotes to implement the recommendations as well as investigating additional pump control options to manage site peak demand along with the electricity generated from a solar photovoltaic system and back-up diesel generators.