CBF's Innovative Solar Livestock Watering Station

CBF's solar-powered livestock watering system uses the sun’s energy to pump water from any nearby creek or pond to tanks that can be used to replenish watering troughs. It's an affordable, portable, off-the-grid solution for grazing cattle in fields that don’t have a permanent watering system. This is a real game changer for a lot of farmers. Best of all, by supporting rotational grazing and keeping livestock out of ponds and streams, local waterways stay healthy.

Virginia farmers who would like to try out CBF's demonstration unit on a temporary trial run can contact CBF Watershed Restoration Scientist Matt Kowalski at mkowalski@cbf.org or 540-233-1066.

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