Authors and References

Author:
Scott Sanford, Sr. Outreach Specialist, University of Wisconsin

 

Peer Reviewers:
Joe Horner, Extension Economist, University of Missouri
Brian Holmes, Agricultural Engineer Specialist, University of Wisconsin Extension

 

References:
Unit 2.2.1
1.  J. Vanderlin. 2004. Milk Production Costs in 2003 on Selected Wisconsin Dairy farms, University of Wisconsin, Center for Dairy Profitability.  Available at:
http://www2.cdp.wisc.edu/Milk%20Production%20Costs.htm  verified 9/4/12

2.  D. Ludington, E.L. Johnson. 2003. Dairy Farm Energy Audit Summary, New York State Energy Research and
Development Authority. Available at:
http://www.nyserda.ny.gov/~/media/Files/Publications/Energy%20Audit%20Reports/dairy-farm-energy.pdf?sc_database=web  verified 9/4/12

 

Unit 2.2.3

3. S.A. Sanford. 2004. Energy Conservation in Agriculture: Refrigeration Systems, A3784-04, University of Wisconsin Extension.

4. S.A. Sanford. 2003. Energy Conservation in Agriculture: Well Water Precoolers, A3784-03, University of Wisconsin Extension.

5. S.A. Sanford. 2004. Energy Conservation in Agriculture: Variable Speed Milk Pumps, A3784-03, University of Wisconsin Extension.

Unit 2.2.4

6.  D.J. Reinemann. 2001. Dairy Operators Guide to milking Machine Cleaning and Sanitation, UW Milking Research and Instruction Lab, University of Wisconsin. Available at:
http://www.uwex.edu/uwmril/milking_machine/cleaning.htm  verified 9/4/12

7.  Ratings for water heaters are available at the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) website www.ahridirectory.org/ahridirectory/pages/home.aspx Scroll down under “Residential” or “Commercial” until you find water heaters, click and proceed with search.

 

Additional References

S.A. Sanford. 2004. Energy Conservation in Agriculture: Vacuum Systems, A3784-5, University of Wisconsin Extension.

G.A.Mein et. al. 1994. Sizing Vacuum Pumps for Milking, National Mastitis Council Annual Meeting Proceedings.

D.J. Reinemann, Mein, G.A. 1995. Sizing Vacuum Pumps for Cleaning Milking Systems, National Mastitis Council Annual Meeting Proceedings.

S.A. Sanford. 2001. Energy Conservation in Agriculture: Water Heating on Dairy Farms, A3784-02, University of Wisconsin Extension.

G. Josefsson, Miquelon, M., Chapman, L. 2000. Long-Day lighting in dairy barns, Tip sheet: Healthy Farmers, Healthy Profits, University of Wisconsin. Available at:
http://bse.wisc.edu/hfhp/tipsheets_pdf/lighting4web.pdf  verified 9/4/12

G. Dahl. 2004. Photoperiodic Manipulation of Lactation in Dairy Cattle, Summary of research work, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Available at:
http://www.traill.uiuc.edu/photoperiod/  verified 9/4/12

S.A. Sanford. 2004. Long Day Lighting Decision Tool, University of Wisconsin. Available at:
http://www.uwex.edu/energy/dairy_LD.html  verified 9/4/12

Animal Housing Unit on ventilation and lighting.

 

Sanford, S. 2013. Farm Practices to Improve Energy Efficiency: Dairy Energy Efficiency. Module 2.2 in S. Lezberg, S. Sanford, and M. Jungwirth (eds). On-farm Energy Conservation and Efficiency. On-line Curriculum. Bioenergy Training Center. http://fyi.uwex.edu/biotrainingcenter

 

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