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Hog Slat Swine Watering

Hog Slat offers a complete selection of watering solutions for pigs in all stages of production; including gestation, farrowing, nursery and finishing. Our cup and bowl drinkers help you conserve water and reduce the amount of clean water going straight into the pit. Multiple options for drinking nipples, mounting brackets and pipe assemblies are available to provide fresh water for your pigs and sows.

Cups & Bowls

Water cups and bowls provide an easily accessible water drinking point for pigs of all ages. Water cups help prevent water, supplement and medication waste by containing triggered water flow. Cup and bowl basins keep small amounts of water present at all times; helping young pigs find water quickly and encouraging regular water consumption for sows and growing hogs of all ages.

AquaChief Water Cup

AquaChief water cups are a great drinking water solution for all ages of growing pigs. (Shown: A pair of AquaChief cups installed in a wean-to-finish barn.)AquaChief water cups are a great drinking water solution for all ages of growing pigs. (Shown: A pair of AquaChief cups installed in a wean-to-finish barn.) AquaChief water cups are widely used drinking solutions in pig nursery, wean-to-finish and hog finishing operations. Mounted to the gating with the included installation hardware, AquaChief cups ensure water is always present while reducing the amount of waste that can be caused by spraying and run-off.

  • Saves money on water costs, using up to 25% less than traditional swinging nipples
  • Saves on medications and supplements, ensuring the water makes it into the pigs and not into the pit
  • Saves on hauling costs by reducing the amount of clean water draining into the pit
  • Can be installed on vertical or horizontal penning rails
  • AquaChief water nipples supply fresh water when pigs activate the trigger mechanism
  • 48” galvanized metal 1/2” water pipe keeps water hoses and connections above pig level
  • Galvanized mounting brackets and stainless steel hardware resist corrosion
  • Item # 8150781526

Welded Water Cups

Hog Slat welded water cups are available in single or double cup models manufactured using 304 stainless steel. Water cups help prevent water waste and keep fresh drinking water present for your pigs at all times. Any 1/2” MPT trigger nipple can be installed in the cup outlet.

  • 16-gauge body with 11-gauge rear mounting plate; durable enough for all stages of hog production
  • Offset back plate forms a gap to prevent manure build up against gating
  • Pre-punched rear mounting holes allow easy installation
  • 50” stainless steel square water pipe with 1/2” FPT top
  • Includes top mounting bracket kit to secure water pipe to penning panel
  • Finishing
    • Single Cup: Item # 8160191500
    • Double Cup: Item # 8160171500
  • Nursery
    • Single Cup: Item # 8160201500
    • Double Cup: Item # 8160211500
Hog Slat AquaBowl farrowing drinkers combined with AquaFlo nipple water pipe assemblies keep fresh water available for farrowing sows, while also providing an easily accessible water source for young piglets. Hog Slat AquaBowl farrowing drinkers combined with AquaFlo nipple water pipe assemblies keep fresh water available for farrowing sows, while also providing an easily accessible water source for young piglets.

AquaBowl Farrowing Drinker

The AquaBowl farrowing drinker is a one-piece stainless steel bowl with no seams or welds. Using the AquaBowl and AquaFlo trigger nipple in farrowing helps maintain drier pens, extending the life of equipment installed around it by reducing corrosion.

  • The AquaBowl keeps ensure water is always available and helps young pigs locate and begin drinking on their own quickly
  • Rounded shape eliminates corners that can gather debris and sharp edges that could injure pigs
  • Wide mounting flange with pre-punched holes installs to any type of flooring
  • Pair with our 48” stainless steel AquaFlo trigger nipple water pipe assembly to eliminate spraying
  • Hog Slat flooring fasteners (Item # HS652-50) make installation easy on slatted farrowing floor
  • Aqua Bowl Only: Item # HS610
  • AquaFlo Trigger Nipple 48” Pipe Assembly: Item # HS610-1

Water Nipples

Hog Slat offers a complete line of water nipple valves to provide clean drinking water to nursery pigs, finishing hogs and sows. Our selection of bite nipples and trigger nipples includes solutions for all common drinking water installations in modern hog production.

Aqua Series Nipples

  • Designed with a stainless steel body, trigger and spring for corrosion resistance and long life
  • Nitrile rubber o-ring
  • Wrench flats on each side for easy installation
  • Adjustable orifice provides three flow options to adjust the amount of water that passes through the nipple when activated
  • Available in 1/2” finishing hog and 3/8” nursery pig options (both models use 1/2” male pipe threads)
  • Finishing Nipple: Item # HSNA-50
  • Nursery Nipple: Item # HSNA-38

RIO Finishing Water Nipple

    RIO finishing water nipples provide the same flow as regular finishing nipples but eliminate water spray when the trigger is activated.RIO finishing water nipples provide the same flow as regular finishing nipples but eliminate water spray when the trigger is activated.

  • Exclusive HydroDam™ insert design eliminates spraying when nipple trigger is activated
  • RIO nipples deliver a gentle, even flow of water; which helps pigs drink more while reducing waste from spray and run-off
  • Designed with a stainless steel body, trigger and spring for corrosion resistance and long life
  • Adjustable orifice provides three flow options to adjust the amount of water that passes through the nipple when activated
  • 1/2” male pipe threads
  • Item # HSNR-50

AquaFlo Sow Bite Water Nipple

  • Heavy-duty all stainless steel design resists corrosion and damage from large sows
  • The forward spring design eliminates water spray; reducing water waste, increasing water consumption by sows and increasing the life of farrowing equipment by keeping pens drier
  • Designed with a stainless steel body, trigger and spring for corrosion resistance and long life
  • 1/2” male pipe threads
  • Item # HSNAF-90

AquaChief Water Cup Nipple

    AquaChief water cup trigger nipples are available with either a silicone or traditional spring insert. Three internal orifice options allow fine tuning of water flow amounts.AquaChief water cup trigger nipples are available with either a silicone or traditional spring insert. Three internal orifice options allow fine tuning of water flow amounts.

  • Heavy-duty stainless steel body and trigger design with 1/2” male pipe threads
  • AquaChief water cup nipples are available with either a center flow silicone insert or spring to control trigger activation
  • Silicone inserts provide improved wear resistance and leak control compared to traditional control springs
  • Can be used as a replacement for AquaChief water cups or as an upgrade for other brands of pig water cups with 1/2” FPT water pipe assemblies
  • Adjustable orifice provides three flow options to adjust the amount of water that passes through the nipple when activated
  • AquaChief Nipple w/ Silicone Insert: Item # 56571S
  • AquaChief Nipple w/ Spring Insert: Item # 56571

AquaFlo Sow Trigger Nipple

    The AquaFlo sow trigger nipple features a forward spring design that eliminates water spray and prevents compression that can cause stress fatigue or cracking.The AquaFlo sow trigger nipple features a forward spring design that eliminates water spray and prevents compression that can cause stress fatigue or cracking.

  • Advanced nipple design locates the spring ahead of the stem head, preventing sows from compressing the spring and causing pre-mature stress fatigue or cracking
  • Forward spring design prevents spraying at virtually any water pressure; reducing water waste and keeping farrowing pens drier
  • When triggered, the AquaFlo nipple produces an even, steady stream of water to fill drinking basins
  • Wrench flats on each side of the nipple for easy installation
  • Use with the Hog Slat AquaBowl to provide a constant, reliable source of water for sows and their piglets in farrowing barns
  • Item # HSNAF-90TS

Water Nipple Accessories

Hog Slat carries a complete range of:

  • Galvanized and stainless steel water pipes, connections, brackets and assemblies for installing swine water drinking nipples
  • Water bracket assemblies are available in standard permanent mount, adjustable spring mounts and hanging mounts that can be adjusted in height as hogs grow
  • Farrowing and gestation water nipple pipe assemblies
  • All related plumbing fittings, hoses and installation hardware

The Hog Slat nursery pig nipple bar provides weaned pigs with an additional, easy to access water source when starting new groups on wet/dry feeders. (Shown: 8 nipple bar model with painted mounting hook kit.)The Hog Slat nursery pig nipple bar provides weaned pigs with an additional, easy to access water source when starting new groups on wet/dry feeders. (Shown: 8 nipple bar model with painted mounting hook kit.)

Hog Slat Nursery Pig Nipple Bar

  • All stainless steel nipple bar provides an additional water source during the first few weeks for pigs being started in wean-to-finish barns
  • Includes 3/8” Aqua Series nursery nipples
  • Mounts to horizontal divider rod on gating panels using the mounting hook package (sold separately)
  • Easily removed from penning for storage after weaned pigs are acclimated to wet/dry feeders
  • Nipple Bar w/ 8 Nipples: Item # 8155601500
  • Nipple Bar w/ 12 Nipples: Item # 8155621500
  • Nipple Bar w/ 16 Nipples: Item # 8155611500
  • Galvanized Mounting Package: Item # 8155631200
  • Painted Mounting Package: Item # 8155631100

The Hog Slat Euro Valve is an effective, reliable option for maintaining water levels in troughs and tanks used for pig drinking water.The Hog Slat Euro Valve is an effective, reliable option for maintaining water levels in troughs and tanks used for pig drinking water.

Euro Valve

The Hog Slat Euro Valve allows producers to manage water levels in troughs and tanks without the use of floats, sensors or electricity.

  • Four clips secure the two sides of the Euro Valve head together and are easily removed without using tools
  • Improved design with new membrane that adheres tightly to the rear of the head like a drum skin
  • Flexible connection accepts 1/2” smooth pipe assemblies
  • Rear regulating port features a built-in valve and can be rotated 360°
  • Item # EV1

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AquaChief water cups provide a constantly available clean water source for pigs of all ages. The AquaChief cup is shaped to allow easy drinking access and helps reduce wasted water by catching water from the trigger nipple in the cup basin.

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AquaChief water cups and mounting hardware are easily cleaned and disinfected between groups of pigs. Hog Slat finishing double welded water cup provides two drinking basins for growing pigs and can be used with any 1/2” MPT trigger nipple. Hog Slat finishing single welded water cup provides a single drinking basin for growing pigs and can be used with any 1/2” MPT trigger nipple. Hog Slat nursery double welded water cup provides two drinking basins for weaned pigs when they are in the nursery. Any 1/2” MPT trigger nipples can be installed in the cup according to preference.Hog Slat nursery single welded water cup provides a single drinking basin for weaned pigs when they enter the nursery. Any 1/2” MPT trigger nipple can be installed in the cup according to preference.The Hog Slat flooring fastener makes installing water bowls and other equipment to plastic, TriDek or cast iron flooring a simple task. The Hog Slat flooring fastener features a bolt nut encased in a plastic square with tabs. The nut assembly slides between the floor openings and can be adjusted with the tabs that keep it from falling through the floor. The bolt assembly can then be attached for secure placement of an AquaBowl or other equipment. The plastic tabs can be cut off after installation. The Aqua Series finishing nipple features an all stainless steel design with wrench flats for easy installation. The Aqua Series nursery nipple features an all stainless steel design, reduced sized body for easier drinking by small pigs, and a 1/2” MPT end for quick installation. Hog Slat’s exclusive HydroDam™ insert in our RIO finishing nipple eliminates water spray and produces a gentle, even flow of  that encourages pigs to drink more. The HydroDam insert helps reduce water waste from spraying while providing the same total water flow as traditional water nipples. The heavy-duty all stainless steel AquaFlo sow bite water nipple is designed to withstand the high impact stress from large sows and provide a gentle stream of water that reduces waste by eliminating spray to direct more water into sows’ mouths while drinking. The AquaFlo trigger and bite sow nipples both feature a forward spring design that eliminates water spray while preventing stress cracking or breakage caused by large sows compressing springs in traditional rear spring nipple designs. The Hog Slat Euro Valve features four clips that can be removed without tools for diaphragm access, a flow control valve and a compression fitting that accepts 1/2” water pipe.

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