Feedlane Soaking

Effective cooling made easy

Product Overview

Feedlane soaking is a critical component of any cooling strategy. Soaking the herd at the feedlanes provides each cow the opportunity to be soaked. The spray nozzles are positioned behind the headlocks to ensure the water does not soak the feed, only the cow. We recommend adding fans above the feedlane to maximize this cooling opportunity. Besides cooling cows to decrease the impacts of heat stress, soaking encourages dry matter intake, higher reproduction rates, and more milk production.

VES-Artex soaking systems work with environmental controls to automate the system, allowing you to focus on the things that matter.

Feedlane Soaking

Features & Benefits of Feedlane Soaking



  • Each system is custom designed to meet the specific needs of your facility and management style
  • Long-lasting stainless steel nozzles
  • Works in tandem with VES-Artex controls to be a fully automated system
Feedlane Soaking


  • A key tool in the battle of heat stress, soaker lines are designed to provide additional cooling in barns and parlors.
  • Soaking quickly cools cows which encourages milk production, fertility, dry matter intake, and water consumption
  • Soaking also reduces heat stress and its impact on your herd’s health

VES-Artex soaker lines use low-pressure, large-droplet water soakers, which allows water to penetrate a cow’s hair and wet her back. The water is then exposed to high airflow that evaporates the water and cools your cows, this system performs best when paired with a VES-Artex recirculation fan.

  • Available Options

    • Inlet connector with solenoid, water filter, and ball valve
    • Galvanized water pipe with pipe connectors
    • Anti Drip Nozzles spaced every 1.5 m (5’) along the pipe
    • Soaker pipe mount bracket
    • Environmental controller that adjusts soaking system cycle based on temperature

    Soaker Pipe Comes in 3 Sizes

    • 60mm (2 3/8”) OD
    • 73mm (2 7/8”) OD
    • 89mm (3”) OD

    Soaker Pipe Comes in 3 Lengths

    • 6.1m (20’)
    • 3.05m (10’)
    • 1.52m (5’)
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