Aquamat Pasture Pump

295.20 Incl. VAT

22 in stock

The Aquamat pasture pump ensures you utilise waterways while keeping livestock out of rivers. This ensures your animals have a constant supply of fresh water and protects the river’s ecosystem. The beauty of the Aquamat pump is the animal pumps the water themselves. It is easily pushed by animals and is suitable for up to 10-15 animals. It is also available with a side bowl option for suckler cows with calf at foot. The Aquamat is the smoothest operated pasture pump on the market. It is suitable for both horses and cattle. Its reliability has been tried and tested and works in most conditions. It is made from polyethene and cast iron.

 

The aquamat pump comes with a non-return valve. This valve is placed in the water on a post, this keeps the valve up off the river bed ensuring a clean water supply and preventing sediment build-up. This non-return valve also prevents the pump from running dry. While pushing the animal activates a diaphragm drawing the water through the tube of the pasture pump.  Releasing the mechanism, the water flows into the bowl. This unique pasture pump can pump 7m in depth or 70m in length. The fitting are for a 32mm pipe. The pipe is not included but can be sourced at any local co-op or merchant.

  • Suitable for 10 – 15 animals
  • Made from Polyethylene and Cast-iron
  • Can pump 7m in depth or 70m in length
  • Ensures a constant supply of water
  • Available with side bowl option for suckler cows with calf at foot

 

* Pipe not included *

22 in stock

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Product Description

Aquamat Pasture Pump

 

Operating Principle:

While pushing the animal activates a diaphragm drawing the water through the tube of the Aquamat pasture pump. A non-return valve prevents the pump from running dry. Releasing the mechanism, the water flows into the small bowl under the rush lever.

With its rewarding inclined bowl, it’s natural for the animals to learn to push the lever with their muzzle when they want to drink the water from the back of the bowl.

The Aquamat Pasture Pump mechanism is very light to operate, which makes it also suitable for horses and calves from 6 months onwards. For nursing cows followed by their young, a special model is available featuring a small built-in bowl next to the trough allowing the calf and adult to drink simultaneously. The consumption of water and fibrous food by an unweaned calf enhances rumen fermentation, which in turn helps to develop its rumen.


Aquamat Pasture Pump Learning Process:

When starting up a pasture pump, you always have to pump the water to help the animals find the water more easily.

To protect the pump and help the animals learn, you can install barriers next to and behind the pump to guide their access to it from the front.

**Note**

pasture pump

pasture pump with a side bowl


Water plays a key role in milk production, control of body temperature and many other body functions in dairy cattle. Water intake, availability and quality are often overlooked. Generally, cows only drink in short bouts (7-12 times a day) during which they consume a total of between 10 to 20 litres of water.
 
As a rule of thumb with beef cattle, consumption will range from 1 gallon per 100 pounds of body weight during cold weather to nearly 2 gallons per 100 pounds of body during the hottest weather. Lactating cows require nearly twice as much water compared to dry cows. 

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