Livestock and Forages

Homemade Hydraulic Ram Pump for Livestock Water

Publication Date

Summer 9-2-2019

Publication Number

LGP 1017


One of the more challenging aspects of developing pasture and grazing land is the supply of drinking water for livestock. A solution in remote locations is the hydraulic ram pump. Home-made pumps will last for several years if not longer, and can allow a farmer to see how such a pump would work before investing in a more expensive commercial unit.

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Target Audiences

producers, farmers, livestock owners, livestock managers