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COMPARISON OF AQUA GLOBE BITE BALL VALVES VS CONVENTIONAL DRINKERS

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org

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Authors:   Kevin C. Rath, PE
Keywords:   Aqua Globe Bite Ball Valves, ADG (Average Daily Gain), FC (Feed Conversion), DL (Death Loss)

Reducing water waste has been an increasingly important criteria in the design and management of modern swine production systems. A recently introduced product, the Aqua Globe Bite Ball Valve, shows promise as a means of reducing water wastage. A 960 head grow/finish barn equipped with both bite balls, and conventional nipples was the location of the study. Water delivery, feed intake data and animal productivity data was gathered. The resultant data showed a 15% reduction in the amount of water delivered through the bite ball valves, indicating a tremendous savings can be achieved by virtue of less waste product requiring disposal. (Download PDF)    (Export to EndNotes)