Livestock Triggered Mechanical Valve

Tech ID: 30045 / UC Case 2019-432-0


Researchers at the University of California, Davis have developed a novel mechanical valve to disperse water for the purposes of cooling livestock. This simple and easy to fabricate valve is actuated by the animal, thus saving water.

Full Description

Researchers at the University of California Davis have developed a mechanical valve to disperse water for the purposes of cooling animals. This valve is actuated by animal presence, which allows for control of the release of water. Additionally the design of the valve allows the valve to close after movement has ceased, thus allowing for a reduction in water consumption. The valve requires only a low amount of water pressure to operate, is easy to fabricate and maintain, and does not require electronics, ultimately resulting in an inexpensive and environmentally friendly way to cool livestock.


  • Livestock heat control
  • Farming


  • Simple and low-cost valve construction
  • Reduced water consumption

Patent Status

Patent Pending


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  • Stevens, Matthew

Other Information


livestock, spray, water-cooling, mechanical valve, animal cooling

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