Getting Help with Water
Agland provides a full range of water related services from ½ day on-site evaluations to property-wide design plans and construction. Whether you need cost options, new layouts drafted for capital development, or help identifying the causes of existing problems, we tailor our services to meet your situation and budget. Products may include on or off-grid pumping alternatives, source development, simple flow engineering to eliminate dysfunction, and map layouts & maintenance diagrams of system components or entire systems.
Specific fees or project design bids are available upon request. Construction bids or construction services such as feasibility budgeting or drafting contract deliverable metrics are also available upon request.
Water Systems Design and Construction Considerations
The quality of ranch life in addition to marginal returns from livestock depend more on the dependable quality and availability of water than any other potential investment. A ranch can’t have enough water, but the quality of design and construction will determine whether ranching is a pleasure or crisis-nightmare. Bubbling water in a sanitary, well-built system is nirvana to our ears. Your water systems dependability and cost effectiveness is our aim.
The most important functionality aspects of livestock water systems designed to deliver water to troughs, include the ability to provide design flow at pressures well below the capacity of float valves, which are necessary in all charged pressure systems in order to keep diversions and-or pumping costs at a minimum. Also, the ability to withstand frost and earth movement (both earthquakes and mid-slope sloughing), the ability to continue to deliver the designed flows free of oxidation scale resistance, and the ability to withstand the elements, including mechanical damage from both wildlife and livestock, and, storage tank protection from oxidation (if steel), or support from rodent undermining (if plastic) are all important investment considerations. The quality of construction and longevity of materials are also key in determining feasibility in water system development.
Well-designed water source development, including springs, surface capture and wells, along with storage tanks or reservoirs are the foundation of any water system. Storage fundamentally provides the ability to capture flows over 24 hours to supply a demand window of from 8-12 hours (daily hrs. of trough visiting by livestock), or capture source water over a period of weeks to provide supply during a planned grazing period.
Unsanitary water installations threaten future margins and even solvency of ranching. The maintenance cost of poorly constructed water systems quickly becomes so extreme as to be untenable. Sloppy water developments are worse than any other poorly designed or constructed ranch infrastructure because of its essential and immediate need or the livestock. Consequently, systems pre-designed to supply adequate supply to the herd or site, elimination of excessive or inadequate pressures & flow rates to eliminate water hammer, airlocks and blowouts, and use of high quality materials like high density welded polyethylene pipe and 316 stainless steel fittings eliminate plaque & scale buildup and the shortening of effective life are all important considerations.
Getting Help with Fencing
Although agland provides a full range of livestock fencing related services from ½ day on-site evaluations to property-wide design plans and construction. Whether you need cost options, new layouts drafted for capital development, or help identifying the causes of existing predator depredation, we tailor our services to meet your situation and budget.
Products include fencing style design, complete property-wide or cell systems design, map layouts & maintenance diagrams of system components or entire systems, and of course fencing construction or construction management.
Specific fees or project design bids are available upon request. Construction bids or construction services such drafting contracting metrics, and feasibility budgeting of contract deliverable metrics are also available upon request.