Sustainable farming encompasses a wide range of practices and principles; combining environmental stewardship with profitability and ensuring that the family farm will be there for generations to come.
Demonstration Solar Watering System
In 2006 LARA constructed a portable solar watering system with funding from the Alberta Stewardship Network. The unit, on a pull trailer, contains solar panels, trough, pump, batteries, float and hoses. It can water 150 head of cattle with a 15 foot lift, or 200 head with a 10 foot lift. It can be used for any surface body of water such as a dugout or creek.
This system is available for a free trial and allows the producer a chance to see if an alternative watering system will work for their situation. Call the LARA office to book the system if you are interested.