Agriculture farmers

Energy for farms. Whatever you produce.

Farmers know a good yield depends on quality inputs.

Farmers choose Calor gas. Because they know you get out what you put in.

Farmers know better than anyone that a good yield depends on quality inputs. So, whether producing milk, poultry, wheat or mushrooms, all farms need the same thing – a secure, cost-effective energy supply. That’s why so many rely on Calor gas. LPG is a clean, controllable fuel that’s been improving efficiency and reducing the carbon footprint of farms and agribusinesses across Ireland for over 80 years.

Calor LPG is the versatile fuel for farms

Why LPG is the energy of choice for farming

Crop drying agriculture

When it comes to agriculture LPG is the pick of the crop

Widely used in farming, LPG generates warmth for chicks to grow, hot water for milking parlours, heat to help crops grow and dry grain. Farmers choose LPG to help valuable crops and livestock flourish. Here’s why you couldn’t pick a better fuel:

It’s a reliable gas choice for dairy farms. It brings unlimited supply of hot water up to 85⁰C instantly makes it easy to clean milking equipment and maintain hygiene standards. This helps improve the Total Bacterial Count (TBC), reducing contamination risks, so your cows always produce their best milk.
Heating directly affects profitability in a poultry farm. LPG-powered heaters provide a consistent, controllable level of heat, burning efficiently and cleanly. This helps keep litter dry, improving chick growth rates and reducing the risk of common diseases. LPG’s moist heat promotes even feathering and weight gain. 
Calor LPG’s complete combustion process means crops can be dried economically and efficiently for storage and onward sale. On average, 2.5L of gas will reduce the moisture level of a ton of grain by 1%. Being cleaner-burning, LPG results in lower maintenance bills as there’s no soot build-up on equipment.
As the cleanest-burning fossil fuel, cutting CO2 emissions by 17.8% per kWh compared with heating oil , Calor gas won't taint your produce. It can even help enhance the colour of some crops during drying!
Greater efficiency leads to lower costs. LPG’s controllability and flexibility allows farmers to dry grain to the customer’s exact specification resulting in less wastage. There’s also a reduced risk of spontaneous combustion, water ingress and fuel sediment contaminating the grain drying process.

Benefits of choosing Calor LPG for farms and agribusinesses

We’ve got the energy to help your agricultural business grow

Calor has been supplying innovative energy solutions to farms across Ireland for over 80 years, helping farmers produce quality crops and run their agricultural businesses more efficiently every day.

  • We understand farming
  • Choice of energy options
  • Renewable BioLPG
  • Hassle-free auto ordering
  • A name you can trust
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How does it work

Switching is simple

If you’re new to Calor, you’ll be reassured to know we make the switching process easy. Our friendly team of agribusiness energy experts will guide you through the steps to get your farm set up, make sure your gas is topped up and your tank is regularly serviced. And if you need support or have any questions, we’re only a phone call or email away.

  • Register your interest

    We’ll arrange an energy consultant to assess your energy needs.

  • Tailored solution

    We’ll work out the best way to supply gas to your farms at a competitive price

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  • Your tank installation

    We complete all preparations and groundwork before switchover.

  • Switch on!

    We arrange your first gas fill and get your farming business up-and-running.

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Frequently asked questions

Propane (another name for LPG) is used instead of natural gas on farms because of its low cost, efficiency, ease of transport and reduced environmental impact. Propane delivers more BTUs - a unit of heat - than natural gas by a factor of two-to-one. This makes it an energy-efficient alternative to natural gas for many applications.
Farmers typically use propane (another name for LPG) to power boilers, radiant heat systems and special heaters for greenhouses, livestock and poultry. Propane gas is popular because it’s clean-burning and gives consistent heat. It’s also used for crop drying and to encourage plant growth.

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