Alternative Watering - Solar and pasture pumps

Nov 08, 2018, 01:53 PM

John Prentice a livestock farmer in the Scottish Border's chats to agricultural consultant Donald Dunbar about his alternative watering systems.  John installed both a solar-powered pump and a cluster of pasture pumps a number of years ago.  Farming in a diffuse pollution priority catchment, John wanted to ensure that he was able to provide livestock drinking facilities beyond the minimum 5m from a watercourse to prevent livestock poaching.  He's found both systems beneficial and has a few hints and tips for others who might be installing similar systems.

Technical Notes referred to in this podcast can be found at:

Technical note (TN665): Alternative watering for field grazed livestock I – abstraction systems

Technical note (TN666): Alternative watering for field grazed livestock II – pumping systems