Importance of water management for farm animals

Importance of water management for farm animals: Farm operators can no longer rely on traditional methods of watering their grazing herds as livestock activities become more intensive. Farmers grazed their cattle where they had direct access to natural water sources. Intensive land use and increasing stocking rates have resulted in the need for more efficient water systems to protect water resources and improve the availability of high quality water.

Livestock should be kept away from rivers, ponds, wetlands and ditches and alternate watering methods should be created to guarantee optimal herd health and animal performance. Livestock can damage riparian areas by reducing stream beds and banks, destroying vegetation, and contaminating water with pathogens and excess nutrients.

Improved pasture management techniques

More adaptable float valve irrigation systems are required such as rotational and strip grazing. The technology should promote uniform fertilizer distribution on pastures by compacting around watering points and reducing overgrazing.

Water system for barns

Barn fed systems are often the most cost-effective and adaptable option available to farmers. Where intensive grazing management is applied, barn supply water pipes are widely used. Multiple watering stations can reduce the need for cattle to travel long distances for water, allowing them to perform better.

Feed pump

Remove or remove all other sources of water from the pasture to train the animals on the float valve and, if possible, install a pump near the pre-watered area. So that water does not flow out of the basin, the pump should be level. It should be tied securely to prevent animals from pushing around it. Cattle usually pick it up quickly and without difficulty.


These self-propelled pumps are usually located below the water intake, in addition to, or in a shallow stream. The pressure created by the faulty pump compresses the air in the surge tank, which is used to push a portion of the water upwards to where it is needed. Once the system is up and running, it will provide a steady flow of water. It is important that the unit is fitted according to the manufacturer’s instructions to allow proper tuning.

Pump sling

This float valve consists of a propeller that rotates slowly and is operated by moving water. Air and water alternately enter the rear of the device as it rotates, forcing them through a coiled hose inside the unit and a swivel coupling to the delivery pipe at the front of the pump. To prevent the unit from drifting with the current, it is anchored.

Solar powered pump

Both the pumping unit and the electric fan energizer can share the same solar system. Manufacturers prefer to create a system that best suits the needs of the customer. Installation and maintenance requires some knowledge.