Agriculture & Poultry
When Minutes Make a Difference
Continuous Power: the Farmer’s Advantage
In today’s heavily automated agricultural and animal husbandry markets, power continuity is no longer an option. Many operations can grind to a halt during a power outage, and the careful timing of harvesting, milking and other mission-critical operations can be disrupted. This disruption can cause millions of dollars in losses―and potentially put the farm and its products in jeopardy.
Furthermore, wind often causes power to fail long before a storm hits the location. It is often these few hours before a weather event unleashes its wrath that farmers and herders rely on power the most, to harvest produce, feed livestock and perform operations that mitigate damage during a weather event. HIPOWER SYSTEMS has a built a strong reputation for reliability and staunch support for farm and livestock operations throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Farmers and ranchers aren’t always in the office, so the remote monitoring and control systems we use on our precision engineered generators act as their backup teams. Our systems ensure power continuity whether operators are performing last-minute maintenance checks before a storm or heading to market when power fails unexpectedly.
For dairy operations, power is especially crucial. Not only do computer systems keep track of dairy cows’ location and their milking schedules, but they also manage the milking timetables. Furthermore, without power, electric milking apparatus cease to function, and the cold storage warehouses that keep milk and its products fresh for market shut down.
Cows can become ill quickly if not milked on schedule, and spoilage from bad milk and milk products can literally put the farm in jeopardy. Laws surrounding proper storage temperatures can mean that an outage of only a few minutes can render the contents of an entire cold warehouse unsalvageable.
Sow, Poultry & Growing Operations
HIPOWER SYSTEMS generators ensure that critical livestock ventilation systems remain functional. During a power outage, hogs, poultry and other closely spaced animals can begin suffocating within minutes without a supply of fresh air. Loss of heating, cooling and fan systems can also endanger animal welfare.
Plants may not be dependent upon power 24/7, but any farmer knows they are still vulnerable. Power outages can shut down sprayers that coat ripening fruit in a sheet of protective ice in advance of a cold front; they can prevent farmers from using computerized picking machines to harvesting produce before a strong wind event. In short, power outages can cause incredible disruption and substantial losses.
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