Thinking about raising livestock this year? Do you have a watering system planned? If not, or if you want to improve an existing system, this is one book you must read: Waterers and Watering Systems: A Handbook for Livestock Producers and Landowners from K-State.
This free PDF download is packed with pros, cons, and design considerations for a number of water sources, power sources, and drink delivery options. Just to give you a sample:
- Animal-activated pumps.
- Limited access watering points.
- Galvanized tanks.
The information is concise and to the point, helping you see at a glance the advantages and disadvantages of each option.
Some additional material in the back of the book goes into the nuts and bolts of calculating well capacity, pipe diameter, and livestock water requirements, as well as obtaining permits when necessary.
An essential resource for any livestock owner in Kansas. And it’s free!