Drinking Bowls for Sheep and Goats

July 16, 2023 0 By kenyaagr

Drinking bowl range for sheep and goats. In this category you will find drinking bowls which are made of high-quality cast iron, plastic or polyethylene. For free stalls we can offer you a range of animal drinkers. Drinkers should deliver clean, free-choice water within 20 to 30 minutes of liquid feedings for goats, sheep and all other animals.

Troughs

Troughs. Also, for pasture animals you will find a selection of various water supply systems. Our cast iron drinking bowls are equipped with a high-quality enamel coating, which guarantees long-lasting, optimal and hygienic surface protection. Also, the plastic we use is carefully chosen for uses that involve animal keeping and is constantly quality controlled.

Drinking bowls

When using our drinking bowls for sheep and goat, we would draw special attention to our drinkers Model 370 and Model 375 with drink inducer. In order to guarantee that young stock is brought up in a healthy manner, it is necessary that they learn to drink enough water independently at an early stage. Therefore, on Model 370 and Model 375 we have located a small hollow behind the tube valve, which encourages animal learning. Young animals, which have not yet learnt how to activate the valve can lap up the remaining water out of the enticement basin. With time they will drink water from this bowl and automatically learn how to use the easy to activate tube valve. An early, independent and sufficient water supply is guaranteed this way.

Drinking Вowls with a float Valve

Alternatively drinking bowls with float valve, offering constant water level to the animals, such as drinking bowls Model 125, 127K, 130P, 340 or 350 are used. In all of these cases the animal does not need to operate a mechanism to access water.

Drinking Вowls with a Tongue Valve

Drinking bowls with a tongue valve are the classic model. The valve is actuated through pressure on the tongue and the water flows into the drinking bowl. We recommend drinking bowls with tongue valves mainly for cattle with horns or for easy to care for animals with a nose ring. Cleaning the bowl regularly is of great importance as dirt particles and feeding leftovers are likely to adhere to the back of the activation tongue. Drinking bowls with a tube valve developed in order to reduce maintenance work to a minimum.

Drinking Вowls with a Tube Valve

The animal´s bridge of the nose activates the valve easily. Even side activation is possible and uncomplicated.

On tube valves which are equipped with a regulation screw, the water supply of the drinker can be turned off for changing the valve. The water supply line has not to be completely cut off, still giving the rest of the animals the chance to drink.

Today drinking bowls with a tube valve are used for almost all animals, as animals can reach the bowl very easily. The animal´s bridge of the nose activates the valve easily. Even side activation is possible and uncomplicated. The water flows into the drinking bowl after pressing the tube valve and the animal can now drink as much water as it needs. If the drinking bowl is equipped with a regulation screw, the water flow can be continuously adjusted from outside. Even sensitive animals will accept this tube valve system!
During maintenance work, for example, the valve spring can easily be replaced by unscrewing the lower part of the valve and all relevant parts are accessible.

Low Pressure water drinkers

Pasturing animals often show typical herd behaviour and go ”en masse” to drink, that’s why a sufficient provision of drinking facilities should be made. Depending on the herd size we can offer you special pasture troughs, holding from 30 and up to 1500 litres.
On pastures that have a water supply and connection to high water pressure (e.g. near to the stable) standard troughs or small pasture troughs are liked to be taken as the local supply ensures that enough water is readily available.
Should animals move from one pasture to another our pasture troughs are always first choice as they can be easily drained and transported to the next pasture.
To provide the animals with water using pasture tanks we offer a selection of different drinkers which can easily be connected to pasture tanks with connection flanges. In order to reduce costs and time intensive water transport, surface water can be taken for water supply. Especially for this purpose we have developed the special membrane pasture pumps which have proved to be very successful.
Membrane pasture pumps provide water to the animals.

INSIDER TIP!
Drinking bowl with drink inducer for sheep, goats, calves and dogs in order to guarantee that young stock is brought up in a healthy manner, it is necessary that they learn to drink enough water independently at an early stage. Therefore, on Model 370 and 375 we have located a small enticement basin behind the tube valve. Young stock, which have not yet learnt how to activate the valve, can lap up the remaining water out of the enticement basin. With time they will to drink water from this bowl and automatically learn how to use the easy to activate tube valve. An early, independent and sufficient water supply is guaranteed this way.