Industry Focus


Many producers were involved in the energy audit that was conducted on APL’s behalf by the Energy Guys. As electricity, fuel and gas prices have increased by 25–40% over the past few years in pig production areas, the need to reduce energy costs is high on the agenda of Australian pig producers. The information and lessons learnt from this audit have now been published as a booklet.

This booklet contains details on how to monitor energy usage and provides key benchmarking data for lighting, heating, ventilation and pumping. In addition, electricity tariffs and a series of case studies on biogas, boilers, LPG, and solar energy are also presented. Alternatives available to producers to reduce energy use include choosing the best tariff, managing power usage and considering alternate power sources.

Understanding Energy in Pig Production

Energy Management Resources for your state

The Australian government’s website provides helpful information on energy management in business. The table on the website has information and resources for all states and territories. Regardless of the type of business you run, it’s possible to reduce your impact on the environment and improve your bottom line.

Free help aimed at saving on agriculture energy costs

The Business Energy Advice Program, delivered by the Federal Government’s Australian Business initiative, offers producers free tailored advice and tips to help cut energy costs for small businesses in the agriculture industry.

Register for your free one-on-one consultation online