Energy Savers
Carneys Creek

Boonah Dairy

Proposed
20-30
Proposed Energy Savings
Industry
Dairy
Location
Carneys Creek
Irrigation
Travelling gun
Pumps
Centrifugal and submersible
Solution
Rectify water leakage and install variable speed control

Farm profile

The dairy farm, located near Carneys Creek in south-east Queensland, uses electric pumping for irrigation of cattle pastures and drinking water for the herd. Several pumps transfer bore water to holding tanks where it is gravity fed to the pasture as needed throughout the year as well as pumped to a travelling gun irrigator.

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Farmer feedback
The owner has found significant opportunity for energy savings through identifying water leaks with rectification achieving possible savings of over 30%. Planning is underway for site irrigation upgrades to improve productivity, which may supercede the recommendation about the variable speed drive.