DPC 79, Non Electric Dairy Farms

Item #: DPC-079

Published: 2011

Pages: 18

This guideline provides a practical discussion, and working resource for dairy farmers and industry persons who are involved in working with non-electric Amish farms. The term non-electric simply means that no power is brought onto the farm from the local power company. Electrical power including 12 volt DC electric or 110-120 volt AC is generated on the farm using a diesel or gasoline engine.

DISCLAIMER: The DPC is not responsible for the use or application of the information provided in this Guideline. It is the responsibility of the user to ensure that the information addresses their needs and that any action taken complies with appropriate regulations and standards.

Table of Contents:
BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW
POWER SUPPLY
THE VACUUM SYSTEM
BULK MILK TANKS
CLEANING AND SANITIZING BUCKET MILKING MACHINES
CLEANING AND SANITIZING FARM BULK MILK TANKS
APPLICATIONS OF EQUIPMENT SPECIFIC TO NON-ELECTRIC FARMS
     Sputnik
     Milk Transfer Station
     Filtered Air
     Plate Coolers
ARTIFICIAL LIGHTING
     Milkhouse Lighting
     Stable Lighting
AIR SYSTEMS
     Wind Mills
TROUBLESHOOTING CLEANING AND BACTERIA PROBLEMS

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