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5 Key Reasons to automate your Water Dosing

5 Key Reasons to automate your Water Dosing.

Every animal drinks, and our livestock are no exception. Because of this, more and more farmers are turning to Water Dosing as a simpler and more cost-effective way to deliver a range of medications and supplements to their livestock.

Here are just a few types of products which can be delivered through the drinking water:

  • Vitamins, Minerals & Trace Elements
  • Electrolytes
  • Probiotics
  • Antibiotics (subject to Veterinary approval)
  • Water Treatment Products (ie. Chlorine or Acids)
  • Urea
  • Some Vaccines

Generally speaking, if it is a liquid or a soluble powder, it can be added to water using some kind of water dosing system.

There are really 5 key reasons that you should try a water dosing system on your farm, and they all translate into saving you money.

1.      It saves you TIME

Once installed, a Water Dosing system takes the place of clumsy manual delivery tasks that are time consuming.

2.      It reduces LABOUR

Compared to say, orally drenching nutritional supplements or vaccinating an entire shed of layers, the labour required to operate a water dosing system is minimal.

3.      Less STRESS on your stock

By reducing the need to manhandle your livestock, you reduce stress placed on them and (in some cases) ensure the maximum benefit of the product you are giving them.

4.      It’s more ACCURATE than other methods

Because stock will reliably drink water based on their body weight. This greatly reduces the wastage associated with oral drenching, feed supplementation and other methods of dosing.


Delivering a dose gradually (instead of in one large hit) is widely accepted to be more beneficial in the long term. A good example is taking vitamin C for a cold. Is it better to take a whole bottle when you feel a cold coming on or is it better to take a single tablet every day?

Would you like to know more?

If you would like to talk to one of our dosing experts about an appropriate system for your farm, call us on (03) 5448 8942 or send an email to