Automatic Livestock Waterers – A Simple Beginning

  “Necessity is the mother of invention”. We’ve all heard that quote, but for one young Iowa farm boy – William Louden – “invention” became the answer to his unique challenges and later proved to be the impetus for a successful barn and stable equipment company.  His company known as Louden Machinery, was awarded 118 … Read more

Salt Toxicity in Livestock — What To Look For

Salt Toxicity in Livestock – What To Look For Salt, while a necessary and crucial nutrient for any living thing, can be a double edged sword. Too much salt in your livestock’s diet can range from unhealthy to deadly. Couple that with too little water and it leads to high mortality rates. What can you … Read more

Water Quality Tips to Increase Weight Gain in Cattle

There have been several studies performed that confirm what many might consider to be common sense.  Providing clean water for cattle will increase their water intake.  Drinking more water leads to increased feed intake, which results in greater weight gain.  This translates directly to higher revenues for the cattle rancher.  In addition, it’s not just … Read more


Before we jump into the FAQ’s  here is some general info about the Drinking Post to get us started… The Drinking Post works a lot like a frost-free yard hydrant. The base of the Drinking Post is buried 18″ below the local frostline and is connected directly to a pressurized waterline. So all the water comes … Read more

Determining your frostline…

Before installing a Drinking Post Automatic Waterer, you’ll want to determine your local frostline or frost depth. This is the most important aspect of installation for a Drinking Post to be successful! We utilize a stop and drain valve at the bottom of the Drinking Post. All water remains at the valve until it is … Read more

Why Drinking Post is the BEST!

Horses at Automatic Waterer

Every company thinks their products are the best… but do they have solid reasons to back it up? Well, Drinking Post does! Today I am going to go over all the reasons why Drinking Post is the BEST! Not just because we’re awesome (we are), but because we have a superior product. Are you thinking … Read more

Drinking Post Training

There’s one question we always get when it comes to the Drinking Post… “Is my horse smart enough to learn how to use this thing?”. It’s a fair question since the Drinking Post requires the animal to activate the water flow. But the answer is yes! Your animal is smart enough to learn the Drinking … Read more

How to Reduce Odor in your Pigsty

Pigsty, pig waterer

One thing that all pig owners know is that pigs can be stinky. No one likes a smelly pigsty – not you and definitely not your neighbors! The bad news is you will never completely eliminate the smell of your piggies… the good news is you absolutely can mitigate it! Today I’m going to lay … Read more

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