Courtesy Ritchie Industries
2011 proved to be very dry, creating drought situations in large portions of the United States. The outlook for 2012 looks to be just as dry. While having a large stock tank may seem to be enough to keep your animal hydrated during this time, having an insulated automatic waterer has many benefits.
Automatic waterers are available in a variety of shapes and sizes. However, covered units such as the Ritchie Thrifty King and EcoFount series, help reduce evaporation by providing insulated closures or floating discs. The waterer is not exposed to the sun, maintaining a colder water temperature and reducing the amount of water that is evaporated. The closures also act as a deterrent for algae growth.
Less Water Waste
Fast refill valves provide an adequate amount of water for large herds in small capacity water troughs. For instance, a Ritchie WaterMatic 100 has a water capacity of 2.8 gallons yet is rated to water 20 head of cattle or horses. The low capacity trough with rapid refill valves means less water waste when cleaning and refilling the trough.
How many times have you become side tracked while waiting for your stock tank to fill, only to return to find that the water has run over and created a mess?