Need a New Watering System?

Getting water to livestock in pasture can be a challenge and farmers and ranchers have come up with all kinds of systems to get the job done.  Since two (or more) heads are better than one, we thought we'd share some solutions from your fellow graziers over the next few months.  Please feel free to add to the conversation by describing your successes (or failures) below, or how you might adapt these examples for your place.  Got a video?  Get in touch and we'll share it with your On Pasture Community. Hidden-Vue Farm's Watering System This certified organic, 550 acre farm near Lake Superior in Wisconsin has been in the Nortenun family for over 100 years.  The raise organic, grass-fed, Red Devon cross cattle.  You can read more about the farm here. Their watering system uses about 4000 feet of 1" line with risers every 150 feet.  Quick disconnects make it easy to turn off the water, and then reconnect it at the next point.  The water troughs are made of old tires which David made.  "I started with a tire and cut out the sidewall on one side. I then measured the circumference of the bead and then had the local steel shop cut a piece of steel this size. Then I laid the steel on the bead of the tire and drilled holes through the steel and rubber and put bolts through them. Then just put silicon around the perimeter where the steel meets the rubber." Then he adds piping into and out of the tire trough.  "I used a 3/4" drill bit to drill the holes and used 3/4" pi

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