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    Default Anyone have a MIRACO auto waterer? or putting one waterer on a shared fence line?

    This one:
    http://www.miraco.com/Lilspring29002901.aspx

    It's carried by the local feed store and distributed by Gallagher. Any input?
    Shared fence line is wood with one strand of electric on top.



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    I have one - love it. It is about 5 years old now and still works great. The cork is a bit tight to get out when cleaning but you get used to it.



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    We have this one in the cattle pens for some 15 years and they work great, still look like new:

    http://www.miraco.com/BIGSpring.aspx

    We don't have heaters and when it is very cold, we let them run over thru the little bitty cock and thin hose.
    Each tank has an overflow to do that and to clean them and they stay open in the coldest weather.



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    Great news, Thanks!. I haven't seen them before moving out here. It's easy as I can just pick one up at the feed store rather than ordering the unit.



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    FP, I prefer the Hoskins. Looks just like the one you posted BUT the access door is on the end so you can put it securely straddling a fence line between two posts and still get into it. Stockyards near Brighton has the Hoskins in stock. Seem to be very reliable.
    http://www.stockyardsupply.com/page19/index1.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plumcreek View Post
    FP, I prefer the Hoskins. Looks just like the one you posted BUT the access door is on the end so you can put it securely straddling a fence line between two posts and still get into it. Stockyards near Brighton has the Hoskins in stock. Seem to be very reliable.
    http://www.stockyardsupply.com/page19/index1.htm

    Around here, most cattle feedyards use a concrete and steel brand made here, or the Ritchie or Mirafount, that are cheaper, but don't last as long under big feedlot steers running into them for years on end.

    I think that you should look at what others have around there and that would help determine what is best for you, in features and cost.



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