According to Dairy Australia’s most recent report, dairy farming happens to be Australia’s third largest rural industry, with a 37,400+ strong dairy industry workforce. It further stated that most of the milk production takes place in south-eastern Australia due to its ideal climate and natural resources that create favourable conditions for dairy farming in the region.
Since dairy farming is quite labour-intensive, has a huge and constant demand, and needs to operate efficiently for optimum productivity, it also requires lots of energy and power to facilitate these processes.
However, as electricity prices continue to rise exorbitantly throughout Australia with the added burden of fuel emissions, many dairy farmers have begun to shift towards more sustainable practices like installing solar power systems. In doing so, farmers are availing the countless benefits of solar energy for dairy farms and are encouraging more of their peers to make the switch towards solar.