How Much Can YOU Save By Replacing Your Electric Waterers?

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How Much Can YOU Save By Replacing Your Electric Waterers?

Caring for horses, cattle, and livestock during the winter is a task with the main goal of ensuring the animals remain healthy. In the winter, as in any other season, animals need a combination of nutrients to remain healthy. Energy derived from feeds and the resulting body heat is very important for horses, cattle, and livestocks health and survival. If any animal is not consuming enough water, it will eat less feed than it would otherwise.

There are a number or reasons an animal will not consume an adequate amount of water during winter months.

The most common reasons animals will not consume enough water in the winter months are:

  • Water provided is too cold to drink comfortably.
  • A trough or bucket is completely frozen over.
  • Water is too hot due to a malfunctioning or improperly adjusted water heating device.

If a horse considers water to be too cold it will not drink enough. As we’ve all heard before, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink”. This is never more true than in winter months. It’s well documented that water should be at least 40° Fahrenheit. Studies show that increasing water temperature from just above freezing (read here – icy or frozen buckets or troughs) to 40°- 65° Fahrenheit, will increase the amount of water consumed by 40%.

If for some reason, one chooses not to or is unable to adhere to these guidelines, there are problems that can arise from horses not consuming enough water during winter months:

  • Decreased feed intake; This will have a direct impact on the animal’s ability to maintain body weight as well as decrease their ability to consume enough feed/energy to tolerate the cold weather.
  • Impaction colic; This risk is more widely discussed, and possibly more harmful. If a horse doesn’t consume enough water either because it’s frozen or it’s to cold for them to drink comfortably, the risk of impaction colic rises sharply. On top of that, even if the horse does drink a proper amount of water; water that is too cold has a negative impact on the digestive track and causes disturbances during digestion and absorption.

These risks can be mitigated by installing the Drinking Post Waterer, which provides water at an ambient 50° Fahrenheit, ensuring there will be adequate water consumption through out the cold winter months.

The waterer maintains this temperature year round with out the need of electricity to warm it because the water source is below the frost line. This ensures the temperature of the water is to animals liking throughout the winter and will assist in promoting good health.

Perks for Caretaker

  • No breaking ice off troughs or buckets
  • No refilling buckets or troughs in cold weather.
  • No unnecessary energy costs associated with heating water all winter.
  • No electricity
  • No float
  • No thermos system
  • No de-icer
  • No heat cable
  • No special installation requirements for cold climates!!!

Drinking Post Waterer delivers the most reliable and cost effective means to provide water to your horse, cattle, and livestock, hands down!

Clean Fresh Horse Waterer by Drinking Post

Cleaner Water

Eliminate stagnant, standing water with Drinking Post.  Fresh, clean water with every use.  Cool in the summer, warm in the winter.

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Energy Savings

The Drinking Post non-electric frost free waterer could significantly reduce your electricity bill.  See how much could you save.

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Drinking Post Waterer Installation

Easy Installation

No electricity, no cement pad, no problem!  The Drinking Post can be installed anywhere you have a pressurized water line.

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