Energy efficiency workshops for pig farmers

UK - Energy prices have gone through the roof. They are 50%-100% higher than this time last year. A series of Energy Efficiency Workshops will tackle ways of reducing this overhead.
calendar icon 18 April 2006
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National Pig Association

NPA is active on members' behalf in Brussels & Whitehall, and with processors, supermarkets & caterers - fighting for the growth and pros-perity of the UK pig industry.

Buying better – how to get a better deal for energy. What you need to know to secure a better price and the importance of going through the right steps at the right time.

Identifying the big energy users - where is the energy going? How to track energy use and spot wasteful areas.

Ways of saving energy for ventilation, creep heating, weaner buildings, lighting, feeding.

Climate Change Levy discount – how it can save money and how to comply with least effort.

Making an energy plan.

The workshops will show the most up-to-date ideas in control and monitoring including environmental systems and energy and thermal imaging for checking insulation and air leakage. There will be a practical session on identifying problems with examples of applications from a local farm.

Content is suitable for farm owners and managers and those who have an interest or responsibility for energy use on a pig farm. Each workshop is for half a day (three hours instructional time).

  • Newmarket, Tuesday 6 June
  • Taunton, Tuesday 13 June
  • East Yorkshire, Tuesday 20 June
  • North Lincolnshire Wednesday 21 June
  • Lancashire Tuesday 27 June
  • North Yorkshire Wednesday 28 June
The workshops are financed by BPEX and the Carbon Trust and are free to BPEX levy payers. Exact times and venues are to be finalised. A booking form will be available shortly. Places are limited to 25 delegates per workshop and will be allocated first come, first served.

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