Alternative Watering - Solar and pasture pumps
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.
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