Alternative water supply for livestock - practical demonstration event
Mowhaugh Farm, Borders
A practical demonstration event to showcase a range of options available to livestock producers for providing fresh drinking water supplies from alternative sources to direct natural watercourse access by stock.
Removal of access to watercourses and natural wetlands may be as a result of insufficient water provision due to the effects of climate change, protection of the watercourse and riparian habitat for conservation or diffuse pollution reduction reasons, or to assist management for liver fluke in sheep.
Any removal of stock from watercourses needs to be balanced by a sustainable and efficient water supply from an alternative source.
Cheviot Futures has considered and implemented a range of solutions on different sites, including pumped systems, solar powered options, mains water supplies and pasture pumps.
This event will consider the pros and cons of all of these approaches to allow farmers an opportunity to identify the best solution for their situation.
Please see the event flyer for full details, and a booking form to reserve your place.