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Use the Sun to Get Water to Your Stock

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This article is from our 2014 archives. I like these two videos because they make learning something new easy – and that’s really important when the grazing season is heating up and you’re realizing that it would be helpful to have more water in more places. Plus it uses a resource that’s almost always there – the sun. Take a look at these ideas and then adapt them to your own operation. And don’t forget that you can ask for help! Check in with your local Natural Resources Conservation Service or Conservation District office to see if they have some expertise you don’t or can point you in the right direction.

Pumping From a Well

Even if you’re not purchasing this particular solar pump set up, here’s a great, short video showing how to install this or a similar product at your place.

Pumping From a Stream

Don’t have a well?  Here’s a system being used in Red Deer County, Alberta, Canada that can pump from streams or wells.  It’s mobile too, so you can take it with you from pasture to pasture.  One of the benefits of this kind of system is that it moves your stock away from water sources so that you can keep them clean and free from too much hoof impact.

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Kathy worked with the Bureau of Land Management for 12 years before founding Livestock for Landscapes in 2004. Her twelve years at the agency allowed her to pursue her goal of helping communities find ways to live profitably AND sustainably in their environment. She has been researching and working with livestock as a land management tool for over a decade. When she's not helping farmers, ranchers and land managers on-site, she writes articles, and books, and edits videos to help others turn their livestock into landscape managers.

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