Reducing Water Waste from Nipple Drinkers by Growing-Finishing Pigs
In order to reduce costs in he swine industry, wastage must be known, such as water wastage. Water waste from drinkers are very different depending on the management and drinker type. If the drinker is not at the recommended level, 40% more water disappearance from the nipple is possible. The drinkers must be adjusted as the pigs grow to reduce water waste. Nipple drinkers that are well-managed can have the same reduced level of water waste as bowl drinkers.