13 March 1998

Free milk cooling units on offer…

DAIRY farmers with between 40 and 150 cows and who are also East Midlands Electricity customers are being offered free milk cooling units worth £600, plus the chance to save milk cooling costs.

Plate heat exchanger milk coolers will be available free to 250 farmers, who will have to install the equipment at a cost of about £250.

EME believes pre-cooling using the equipment on offer could cut electricity bills by £375 a year for a 70-cow herd. Because pre-cooling helps prevent high bacteria levels, milk quality will also improve, says EME.

For details contact the Farm Energy Centre on (01203-696512).