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Quantifying On-Farm Energy Usage in the Australian Meat Chicken Industry
Summary This project will provide an assessment of the onfarm energy usage of three grow out farms in the Australian meat chicken industry. The project will include assessment of the energy supply network, supply and installation of instrumentation to allow disaggregation of total energy use and benchmarking of these data. The data will be used to gain an understanding of energy usage within different activities and to improve the industry wide assessment in the LCA project (PRJ4596). Following collation of data, recommendations will be made to the participating growers for ways to improve energy efficiency based on the results of the project.
Program Chicken Meat
Research organisation FSA Consulting
Objective summary The objectives of the project are to:
Quantify energy use and energy use profile for up to three meat chicken growout farms, including the different onfarm components and the variation in energy use over one year (all seasons).
Provide actual segregated energy use data for the LCA project PRJ4596.
Assess current shedding management and design from an energy efficiency perspective and to determine where costsavings could be made.
Project Stage Closed
Project start date Monday, September 20, 2010
Project completion date Thursday, July 05, 2012
Journal articles from project Not Available
National priority An environmentally sustainable Australia
Rural priority Soil, water and managing natural resources
RIRDC goal CME-Manage the environment for sustainable development
Principal researcher Eugene McGahan
Research manager Kylie Hewson
Admin contact Eugene McGahan