Economics of Producing Methane Gas From Cow Manure To Generate On-Farm Electricity

This study examines the economic feasibility of substituting electricity generated on dairy farms by methane gas system; for electricity purchased from local utility companies. Electric power is an important input in the operation of a dairy farm. The central question was which source of this input was the cheaper? Herd sizes included in the study were 50, 100, 200 and 300 CONS. The cost of methane generated electricity is compared with the cost of purchased electricity. Results are presented by size of dairy herd.


Issue Date:
1983
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/159505
Published in:
Journal of the Northeastern Agricultural Economics Council, Volume 12, Number 1
Journal of the Northeastern Agricultural Economics Council
Page range:
33-40
Total Pages:
8




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