Waterer for rotational grazing

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Primary problem statement:
I am a rancher and I want a tool to provides water to cows at low cost and is easy to move because rotational grazing depends on flexible water systems.
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Easy to move, low cost watering system that reduces issues associated with fixed watering locations.
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Waterline is run from a central watersource to each 1 acre paddock with as many waterers added as needed and the entire system is kept under pressure. Valves are not used to reduce complexity, expense and animals messing with the valves.

The assembly is simply to attach heavy rubber hose to branches from a central waterline run to temporary paddocks. The 30-50' rubber hose provides a flexible kink free section to enable the tubs to easily be moved to new locations. The tub end of the rubber hose is attached to the PVC bracket over the lip of the juice drum which positions the float valve such that it is secure from animals fiddling with it. The 1" Hudson Valve is threaded into the PVC section. 3/4" fittings and waterlines are far less expensive than 1" and provide enough flow to quickly keep up with animal use. The float valve has survived two winters without issue and the animals can't mess with it.

The primary risk is that a waterer is dumped over which will leave the pressurized system running until it is discovered. A FIDO or similar water level alert of flow alert would be a logical module/improvement to add to this waterer design.

Waterer for rotational grazing

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