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Pasture Watering Information

Farm Tours
SIPAC Watering System
Purdue Scholer Beef Farm, Green Hill, IN

pondIn the mid-west there are two main sources of water that farmers can utilize.  They are underground sources such as springs, wells, or aquifers.  Above ground sources include ponds, rivers, and streams.  The disadvantage to the above ground sources is that they are weather dependent, but on the other hand they are usually less expensive to use.  

Watering System Pictures

Plastic Pipe Sizing Chart

Daily Water Supply Needs


"The Watering Hole" -article on Nose pumps by Del Hall

"Water System Maintenance" article by Stephen Hawkins



For more forage information contact Dr. Keith Johnson: johnsonk@purdue.edu

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