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How do Automatic Waterers for Livestock Work

Automatic waterers for livestock typically work using a float valve system. This system is designed to maintain a constant water level in the waterer, regardless of the amount of water being consumed by the animals.

The float valve system consists of a valve assembly connected to a float that sits on top of the water in the waterer. As the water level drops due to animals drinking, the float also drops, which opens the valve and allows water to flow into the waterer. Once the float reaches a certain level, it lifts up and closes the valve, stopping the flow of water.

The valve assembly is connected to a pressurized water source, such as a pipeline or a well. This ensures that the waterer is constantly replenished with fresh water, and the float valve system ensures that the water level remains consistent. In some cases, a low pressure valve can be installed to accommodate a gravity flow situation.

Some automatic waterers for livestock also come with heating systems to ensure that the water remains open for the animals, regardless of the weather conditions.

Overall, automatic waterers for livestock are an efficient and convenient way to ensure that animals have a constant supply of fresh water, without the need for constant monitoring or manual refilling. They can also help to reduce water waste and ensure that the animals are properly hydrated, which can improve their overall health and productivity.

PeteCo Supply carries a large supply of automatic waterer brands and automatic waterer parts from top brands such as Ritchie, Miraco, Jug, Franklin, Behlen Country, Petersen, Trojan and more. Our knowledge of automatic waterers and their parts exceeds over 20 years which allows us to find parts and troubleshoot any repairs or issues that you may have.

Find the automatic waterer that will work best for your or email us with any of your questions.

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