A Fresh New Approach
A farmer noted that if a reserve of water was needed for those
peak drinking times he would much rather have a closed tank
located above and out of the reach of cows. Having a large open
trough of water where cows can walk past it is simply impossible
to keep clean as he would like it.
Economics for using Kendu Zero Spill waterbowls
When free stall facilities are designed, access to water is one
of the more important considerations. However, in many
facilities adequate access to water troughs will only be tested
once the facility reaches full capacity during the hottest
weather. If a problem is noticed, adapting water troughs to
meet higher watering demands is difficult and costly. Larger
water troughs may not fit in the allocated spaces and water flow
is restricted to the limits of the float valves. The easiest
most economical method to ensure enough watering locations is to
add individual waterers in various locations in the barn. The
Kendu Zero Spill offers the flexibility to work in any location
and the high flow to satisfy high producing cows quickly. It is
difficult to determine the actual $ consequences for having
inadequate drinking space. Smaller less aggressive cows
and heifers would be most affected by lack of drinking space.
Milk production would be limited if water intake was
insufficient. This would have a serious affect on milk income.
Health problems caused by inadequate water consumption such as
heat stress could cause many additional costs. Labour
requirements would not increase. Regular tipping or draining is
not required for Kendu waterbowls. A well placed Kendul
waterbowl will rarely require any cleaning although regular
inspection is recommended. Installing Kendu Zero Spill
waterbowls is a permanent, affordablel solution for providing
sufficient water access to all cows.
Reduce the Waste
Using Kendu Zero Spill waterbowls exclusively in a free stall
facility is rare, but would achieve a significant savings in
wasted water. Water troughs contain large amounts of water that
is easily dirtied by cows. This water requires regular
attention, including draining or dumping the water onto walkways
around the water trough. If wasted water is not a financial
concern, consider the costs of this waste water when it must be
stored with the liquid manure and then applied to your fields.
Eliminating wasted water could reduce several loads of water
being hauled to the fields. Hauling heavy loads of manure
requires a great deal of power and fuel.