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on November 10, 2014

Comparing pig drinking systems

Pigs need a safe, clean and readily available water source in order to survive. However, the effect that drinkers have on productivity and efficiency is often overlooked.

Water is an essential nutrient for all living things; as obvious as this may be, its importance is often forgotten. The quality of the water that pigs drink is vital -- contamination spreads disease, and impurities can affect consumption. However, even if quality is maintained, pigs must be given the…

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