Modern, forward-thinking dairy enterprises include a new generation of production-focused dairy farmers. Challenging market conditions have encouraged energy efficiency in whole herd energy to come to the fore (feed stuffs, bedding, and feed science).
This forage drying customer has recently installed a 500kW AD plant as part of his whole farm energy strategy. Using Stronga Drying Solutions, he is able to close the loop on a full farm energy cycle.
This dairy farmer is considering energy in all its forms, from:
The client contacted Stronga at an early project stage. We worked together with him to convert residual thermal energy from his CHP engine into an optimised forage drying solution which has real efficiency benefits.
By drying a portion of the available silage, which is a mixture of grass and maize (whole crop); this dairy farmer is able to load the dry matter intake (dmi) into his feed mix blend.
Through blending together dried and wet silage with other concentrates, our client is able to increase the dmi for each cow, thereby increasing the energy intake and milk yield by about 10% - a big increase in milk production and financial income.
This gives our client a competitive advantage using residual CHP energy and closes the loop on a full farm energy cycle.
There are other uses of the Stronga dryer. Currently this dairy farmer is using his FlowDrya and Heatex to dry lucerne in small quantities. His FD30 and H500 are capable to efficiently carry out other types of forage drying applications.
This dairy farmer is now thinking about other added value applications beyond the farm. These new opportunities are now open to him and he is testing them out – this simply wouldn’t have been possible before the installation of a Stronga dryer.
Now he has the Stronga dryer he is finding new applications for the system, adding value to his crops in multiple ways: