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Water Monitoring

​​No matter what the type of farming operation, reliable water supply is an absolutely critical component of maintaining healthy, productive livestock.


Dairy farmers often use separate water storage at cow sheds to buffer demand during milking. Hilly properties often have tanks at higher locations to provide back up and additional flow. Some farms have dams to ensure there is enough supply for the very dry summers.


Irrespective of requirement ensuring this number one asset is always available as and when the animals need it is a top priority.  

Wireless Water Monitoring vs Conventional Tank Level Indicator

Take a brief look at the comparsion between traditional water tank monitoring systems and Gallagher's latest remote monitoring option.

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Gallagher water monitor saves labour and days lost pumping

This 1600ha Mega Merino stud has created labour saving and efficiency. Water checks that used to take up to 10 hours a week are now a simple check on the monitor.             

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86Checking water levels on a monitor as he’s walking past is a far better option than what David Southwell of “Caroda Station” at Bingara, NSW, previously did.
20Electric fencing, weighing and EID and water supply play critical roles in high performing cattle farms.
22Unique, safe electric fencing systems that cater for the lively and unpredictable nature of horses
54With a low annual rainfall, this mixed cropping and black Angus farm, leaves nothing to chance when it comes to stock water.
55Water monitor gives confidence, improves decision making, reduces costs
93In the height of the irrigation season, staff at Elmore Events Centre would often have to come back to work at midnight to check water levels and equipment. “It wasn’t very convenient – to say the least!” Event Co-ordinator Caitlin McAuliffe says.