Keeping water trough clean...
As summer fades and winter diets start to be fed, what better time to think about water quality and access.
Water is a fundamental part of milk so failure to give suitable access or clean supplies will have asignificant effect on your production.
Keeping water troughs clean is an important part of encouraging consumption. Cows have an exceptional sense of smell, so stagnant water will be avoided. Troughs need cleaning once a week. The easiest way to do this is use a vacuum tanker and suck the water out, as it also removes all the debris that gets dropped by cows into the water during the week, and also any algae.
Of course, if you want to add an air of eccentricity to your farm you can use gold fish in the tanks to keep them clean.Just remember that you don’t then need to let your tractor driver loose with the vaccy tanker!