How to Choose the Best Water Trough for Cattle?

January 30, 2023

Choosing a  water trough may not be very high on the list of priorities for those raising cattle, but choosing the right water trough for cattle can make a big difference. Water from poorly built or poorly maintained troughs can cause illness in livestock, costing you money over time in vet bills and lost profits. Good water troughs not only give you peace of mind about the health of your livestock, but are also hardy and durable, so you do not needlessly waste your financial resources repairing or replacing your cattle’s water trough.

What is  water Trough for Cattle?

watering trough (or artificial watering point) is a man-made or natural receptacle intended to provide drinking water to animals, livestock on farms or ranches or wild animals

Which Shape Fits Your Needs?

Shape is also an important consideration. Many troughs need a framework because they cannot hold up on their own. If your water trough for cattle has any straight sides or flat walls, such as rectangular or square tanks, it will bow outward. The answer to this is to build an external frame to prevent failure. Any straight-walled trough filled over 18” needs an external frame to prevent failure. Once bowing has occurred it is difficult to remedy, so it is important to have your framework set up before you fill your tanks.

However, Cylindrical or Round stock tanks will not bow. Their structure is self supporting. As long as you do not have your trough backed up near a wall and can get a size big enough to fit your herd, it may be advantageous to get a round or oval stock tank to save you the cost of building a framework.

Advantages of plastic constant temperature drinking water tank

Along with regional regulations, most of which are used to help protect your cattle and the surrounding environment, you may be looking for eco-friendly possibilities in water troughs. Plastic water troughs are by far the most eco-friendly solution because they can be completely recycled and/or reused. Concrete troughs are not meant to be moved, let alone recycled. Metal and fiberglass troughs are more difficult to either re-use or recycle because they have special coatings and inner linings that need to be replaced over time.

However, plastic water troughs for cattle can simply be melted down and re-engineered into any shape, size, or color, and they will already be made of food grade material. In fact, when you purchase a new plastic water trough, chances are good that it is made of recycled materials. If being environmentally friendly is important to you or your farm, plastic water troughs are the way to go.

As you can see, you have many options available to you when purchasing and installing a water trough for cattle. Following these guidelines will ensure that you’re able to find a trough that will meet your needs for the size of your herd as well as your specific circumstances regarding climate, budget, and supply systems. If you have more questions, reach out to the experts at GoToTanks for more information about how plastic water troughs can be a great fit for your livestock’s watering needs.

Applications of Cow drinking tough

The cow drinking tough of the thermostat is automatically to go to the water, to realize the water of the cow and water, and to meet the demand of scale breeding, and because it is large enough to make the long cattle drink the purpose of drinking water, so that the cow can drink water in the short term when urgent water is needed. The important thing is that in the cold, the thermostat can be combined by the temperature control probe and the electric control cabinet to achieve the function of heating, ensuring that the cows can also drink warm water in the cold winter and prevent the disease from cold

Price of Cow drinking tough

HINDA machinery is a professional manufacturer of cow drinking tough, with favorable prices and can accept customization

Hinda machinery has more than 10 years of design, production and installation experience, for many customers at home and abroad to solve the farm feeding problems, waste treatment problems, for customers to improve efficiency, reduce costs.

Contact us today to learn more about our PTO and ground drive manure spreaders. Our expert staff is ready to help you find the right machine for your unique application. We look forward to hearing from you!