drinking cows

Plenty of fresh and clean water

A cow drinks large amounts of water; after all, about 88% of milk is water, while manure also consists largely of water. 120 litres of water a day is a reasonable average. A cow also drinks quickly; all those litres go down in less than no time. The animals are particularly thirsty immediately after milking.

This means that sufficient water must be available in the barn, with a fast supply of fresh water. Preferably 40 litres of water per minute!

Proper water supply can be provided with drinking troughs Classic or Pingo and/or valve trough drinker (individual drinking troughs). A bulk drinking trough is most suitable for providing many cows with clean drinking water in a short period of time. Rule of thumb is 7 cm of bulk drinking trough length per cow and 20 animals per quick drinker.

It is important for the drinking water to be clean; therefore, the drinking troughs must be easy to clean. A heating element can be used to prevent ice formation in winter, with a circulation pump system, if necessary.

Available products drinking

For all these reasons, Spinder carries an extensive range of drinking troughs, ranging from small enamelled drinking bowls to small and large stainless-steel models.

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