2009 - Volume #33, Issue #3, Page #15[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Farm Tek Nipple Waterers
The Gunthorps got started in pasture production of chickens and ducks on a relatively modest 65 acres, and have expanded their operation in recent years. Raising birds on grass meant they needed an efficient way to supply drinking water to them at all times.
The FarmTek nipple drinkers long have been used in poultry confinement operations ( 800 327-6835; www.farmtek.com)."We use the FarmTek nipple system inside our brooder barn, before the birds go outside. They're great," says Greg. "As far as I know FarmTek is the first company to come out with a nipple drinker line that's suited to small producers.
"The nice thing about using nipple drinkers is that it keeps the animals' bedding dry. The birds have to reach their head upward to drink, instead of reaching down into a bowl and getting their front side wet. The birds stay healthier, and everything stays cleaner. We use the FarmTek Bell-Matic waterer outside because if the Bell-Matic units should ever freeze they're a lot cheaper to fix."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Greg and Lei Gunthorp, 0435 Northeast, La Grange, Ind. 46761 (ph 260 367-2708; cell phone 260 463-6239).
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