Why Clean Drinking Water for Livestock?

When livestock drink pathogen contaminated water they become “off colour” and loose appetite. This appetite loss results in a lower weight gain in all growing animals.

Healthy livestock increased weight gain

As has been concluded in many studies, a healthy animal will gain 10% to 28%* more weight per annum than one drinking pathogen infected waters. This is usually caused by the presence of faeces and urine in the drinking water source. The pathogen content is present on any solid particles that form “turbid water”.....the removal of these fine particles by the Billabong Water Treatment Plant which are dirt, clay, sand organic particles thus removes 99% of the pathogen content from the water!

Better appetites

Water.........cool, clear, clean water gives growing humans and livestock good health and appetite which, in young adolescent livestock enables them to grow and increase weight. Livestock on the other hand that drink dirty contaminated water are said to gain 10% to 23%* less weight per annum than if they were drinking clean potable (drinking) water, many studies have verified this claim.......(all of them assessable by way of an internet search).

Billabong Water Treatment Plants less than $1.00 per 1,000 litres

Municipal Water Treatment Plants (WTP’s) cost tens of millions of dollars to build and produce cool, clean drinking water for around $2.00 per 1,000 litres.

Billabong Water have a small patented continuous in line portable WTP costing tens of thousands of dollars delivering potable (drinking) to the same quality standard at less than half the Municipal water cost! (i.e., less than $1.00 per 1,000 litres).

The basic plant runs at 1,000 to 4,000 litres per hour powered by a small diesel or petrol powered genset and the basic plant costs $46,000 ex works Sydney. This plant can be increased up to fourfold in capacity.

This has enabled the economical on farm production of potable water allowing a large increase in livestock weight yield. This efficiency increase will result in a far better ROI (return on investment) for a property. 

If your property has dirty, contaminated water Billabong Water can help you increase your farm profit!

*Figures quoted are for illustration purposes only and no guarantees are given. Figures are estimates only and are based on readily available information via way of internet search.