Drinker Design Affects Water Intake and Wastage in the Nursery

Nipple drinkers wasted about six times more water than the push-lever bowl type, which has significant implications for the cost of water and for manure disposal.
calendar icon 6 May 2016
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The disadvantage of the float-type bowl is that it reduces water intake, probably due to a build-up of debris such as feed particles in the bowl making the water less palatable. Push-lever type bowls usually have a very shallow bowl, which is easily cleaned out and less likely to accumulate debris.

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