Summer Livestock Water Troughs

There are numerous types, sizes and makes of troughs built to suit livestock in non-freezing conditions.  When selecting a trough there are several points to consider which are common to all installations.

This factsheet outlines options for basic outdoor livestock water troughs used in Summer conditions. Many photos and drawings are provided in this informative publication.

Livestock water troughs may also be used by wildlife, including birds and small animals. On some Crown cattle grazing areas, the stockman may wish to provide improved access to the water as well as add some safety features. Some considerations for wildlife use and safety are discussed.

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