Demonstrating Water Conservation
An essential nutrient for pig growth is water. Water wastage leads to increased costs and often comes from nipple drinkers. When they are adjusted properly the water wasted is up to 25%, but commonly commercial farms report 40 to 60%. Flow rates and nipple heights may be the cause of this. Drinking troughs with a side panel and constant water level saved a lot more water (20%) compared to nipple drinkers. Potential savings can be found when using a drinking trough with side panels in the terms of water conservation and reduced manure volume.
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