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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