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With the cost off electric rising has anyone considered running the farm on a diesel generator? We have 2 robots in and our electric bill is through the roof. Was considered buying a engine generator and running it during the day even and using economy 7 at night. Thoughts?
 
With the cost off electric rising has anyone considered running the farm on a diesel generator? We have 2 robots in and our electric bill is through the roof. Was considered buying a engine generator and running it during the day even and using economy 7 at night. Thoughts?
Red diesel not cheap either. How much would it use in a day?
 

idgni

Member
Location
Armagh
With the cost off electric rising has anyone considered running the farm on a diesel generator? We have 2 robots in and our electric bill is through the roof. Was considered buying a engine generator and running it during the day even and using economy 7 at night. Thoughts?
Just put the wires in yesterday to get new genny wired up.
Electric bill currently circa £4K a month
Estimated to need 70ltrs to do the three milkings and heat water cool etc
Run 6am to 4pm and then night time milking ,
Even allowing £1k for other usage it should still save £1500 a month ,
Time will tell
 

MrA.G.

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Northern Ireland
I run the parlour and milk cooling on a generator. It is definitely more cost effective for a parlour where it is running about 4 hours but I’m not sure it would stack up as well when it is running all day
 

Wee Willy

Member
Location
Tyrone
Surely robot men already have an engine powered generator? I bought my tractor generator off a man who was switching from parlour to robot and needed a startomatic if electric went off in the middle of the night. Same as chicken men.
 

Davy

Member
Location
North NI
We have 2 meters for the farm here. One of them is charging over double the rate than the other. You can guess which one is running the parlour and plant.
 

Agrifool

Member
Also interested to know about the 2 meters. Was told I couldn't get 2 meters of the same supply? Ive I could get the dwelling house on a separate meter I could essentially put on more solar panels.
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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