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Pasture pumps – which are made from cast iron - are operated by livestock to obtain a constant supply of fresh water.

The pumps can be pushed by animals with ease and have a non-return value feature which prevents the pump from running dry.

It consists of a water bowl fitted with a lever-operated pump which is pushed by the animal’s nose; when the animal presses this forward, water is brought back into the bowl.

Easy to install, they are positioned in a field and must be secured to a firm base such as a concrete block.

Depending on the product, one pasture pump is sufficient to supply up to twenty animals.

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