Water and Drinking Systems

Nipple Bar Troughs

Our nipple bar troughs as seen pictured below have been specifically designed, as all our products are, to conform with Freedom Food specifications. They are easily installed and height adjustable so you can raise them as your animals grow.

They have proved to be very effective and are now the preferred drinker by many farmers as our system reduces water wastage, saves straw, increases water intake and in turn improves the growth rates, especially in younger pigs.

When ordering your nipple bar troughs and deciding how many you may require Freedom Foods recommend 10 pigs per nipple. Units are available with 2 to 15 nipples.

Nipple bar troughs are suitable for use with tents. They can be put either inside the tent or outside if you have external hurdles.

All nipple bar troughs are stainless steel and the tent version has eight outlets and is fitted with an anti-cracking frost protection system. A 500mm upright pipe is standard for outdoor use.

The indoor nipple bar troughs are stainless steel and come in various sizes, providing 2 to 15 spaces and have the under trough plus 1m upright pipe as standard.

We also offer a variety of nipples to fit the drinker bars, vertical or bite nipple options are available. Our standard size nipple is 1/2″ but they are also available in 3/8″ and 3/4″.


Nipple bar trough and hurdle.

nipple bar with a trough and without. On adjustable height brackets on hurdle.

5 space nipple bar, trough and adjustable bracket old style.

8 space nipple bar and trough on hurdle.

10 space nipple bar and trough on tent side drinker hurdle.

Nipple Bars

Nipple bars come in various sizes, however the standard is 8 spaces but do not have the under trough as shown below. For frost protection a system that allows ice to expand without splitting the tube helps prevent damage. For temperatures below -5C additional frost protection is recommended, such as putting the bars inside the tents.

A fresh, clean water supply at all times – easily adjustable for the well-being of your pigs.


A clean plentiful supply of water is essential for animal welfare and good growth rates.

We make wallows with either end float or mid float depending upon your field layout. They have a hinged lid, recessed, so your sows cannot get to the float valve and they are designed with sloping sides to prevent the sows rooting under the sides causing the trough to tip. They are all hot dipped galvanised 2mm plate making them long lasting.

Standard wallows are available in the following sizes: 8′, 6′ or 4′ long x 30″ wide x 8″ deep.

Large wallows are either: 8′ or 10′ long x 40″ wide x 8″ deep.

Mini wallows are: 4′ long x 16″ wide x 8″ deep.

View our Useful Links page for metric conversion.


mid float 4’ wallow.

mid float 8’ wallow.

End float wallow.

Drinker Hurdles

Drinker hurdles complete with the option of a drinker trough an alternative to the nipple bar. Like the nipple bar, the trough is easily adjustable according to the age and height of the pigs.

The channel drinker trough (standard stock length is 7’6″) is available in two widths, 6″ or 10″.

Channel drinker trough, fitted with T-Brackets, on height adjustable drinker hurdle. The hinged lid gives quick access to the ball float.

std erw drinker hurdle.

Water Tanks on Stand

Various water tanks on stands available to include adjustable height and quantity of nipples and base plates. Please contact us for more details.