Prevent Watering Bowls from Freezing
A common problem that livestock producers face is the threat of a watering bowl freeze...Nov, 23 2021
With the worsening drought conditions across Western Canada and North America, remote water supplies are becoming ever more present for livestock. These include, but are not limited to: solar water pumping solutions, mechanically and gravity pressurized, and underground well supplied water troughs in favour of open dugout water supplies that present hazards to livestock health and water quality. Livestock producers must check water supplies daily, and this results in money spent on time, travel, fuel and vehicle wear costs. Let’s show you how using a FarmSimple Herd Hand water monitor can save the typical producer over $2400 in just 4 short months during the summer grazing season.
How will the Herd Hand Save you Money?
To determine your potential savings, we can simply calculate Fuel/Vehicle Savings + Time Savings with the following conservative values:
Distance to Water Round Trip – 40km
Time for Trip and Inspection – 1hr
Trips per Month (Every 2 Days) = 15 trips
Trips per Month w/ Herd Hand = 4 trips
Trips Eliminated w/ Herd Hand = 11 trips
Value of your Time – $40/hr = $40 per trip
Vehicle Fuel Cost – $1.30/L x 40km @ 16L/100km fuel consumption = $8.32 per trip
Vehicle Depreciation – $0.20/km * 40kms = $8 per trip
Monthly Fee – $9.99
Savings Calculation: ($40+$8.32+$8) x 11 trips x 4 months – $9.99 x 4 months
Total Savings: $2,438.08
The cost of the Herd Hand is $649, which means your investment in a Herd Hand will pay back
in just over one month!
To get your Herd Hand, simply BUY NOW ONLINE and FarmSimple will ship it to your postal or physical address.