CONSULTANTS from SMARTech energy in Corsham are hoping to sell more LED lighting systems to Wiltshire dairy farmers.

They visited the Frome Livestock Auctioneers near Dilton Marsh last Wednesday to show farmers how much they could save.

Conversion to LED enables farms to save up to 89 per cent in lighting energy costs, the company claims.

With energy consumption a key area of expenditure, the use of new LED systems could help dairy farmers to improve profitability and sustainability.

Stuart Pearce, MD of SMARTech energy, said: “LED lighting is delivering significant energy savings as well as better-controlled lighting across farms.

“Innovative energy-saving technologies which help to reduce carbon emissions and cut costs are shown to improve a farm’s profitability and could also enable new business growth and productivity.”

Mr Pearce says proven research into lighting installations in dairy barns has identified the potential to increase milk yields by 6-10 per cent - indicating that milk production can be increased by regulating exposure to light.

He said: “Additionally, energy expenses for lighting maintenance are reduced and the overall improved lighting enhances the operating and welfare conditions for both the farm workers as well as the cattle.

“It’s these benefits, combined with the potential to increase milk production which ensures a good return on investment.”

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