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Demonstration of Monitors for Remote Watering Systems for Livestock

SK Ministry of Agriculture

Alicia Sopatyk

Winter 2017 - Summer 2018

Goal: Water

Audience: Cow-Calf

Project Type: Demonstration

Location: Saskatchewan

The use of remote watering systems for livestock can help to improve water quality, reduce soil erosion and protect riparian areas. Yet, reliability of the system and resulting frequency of checks required to ensure the system is working properly deter producers from using them. In this project, two monitors for remote watering systems were demonstrated 1) low-tech, beacon light system which lit up when the trough didn’t fill, visible from the road or house and 2) high-tech system that used cell coverage to send a picture to the producer’s phone three times per day.

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