Stray voltage: "electricity's dirty little secret"
The problem of Stray Voltage in Farm Dairies is not new. In the past extensive research was done on voltage and animal behaviour. This resulted in the formulation of construction guidelines for farm dairies. The dairy industry now hosts a new generation of dairy farmers that may not have the same level of knowledge and understanding of stray voltage. In addition the industry is currently in a phase of rapid expansion where qualified builders are in short supply in some areas. This project demonstrates how severe the problem can be, and aims to raise the awareness of stray voltage and how this impacts New Zealand Dairy Farmers today. My main objective is to provide the Dairy Farmer with a resource should he/she be faced with stray voltage in their farm dairy.... [Show full abstract]