Falk Portable Solar Watering System and Dugout Fencing

Municipality of DeSalaberry


  • Portable units are very versatile and can be easily transported with truck or ATV/UTV
  • Can be rotated between dugouts as needed
  • Can be set up to be powered by Solar or Wind energy, or both
  • Livestock do not have access to dugout, extending lifespan of dugout by reducing siltation, bank degradation and improving water quality


  • 50 Cow/Calf Pairs
  • Portable housing system and trough
  • Summer System
  • Solar Powered
  • Dugout fed
  • System is rotated between two dugouts within pasture
  • 3 strand barbed wire fencing around dugouts

Project Overview

This producer approached the Seine Rat Roseau Watershed District with interest in our Livestock Management Program to implement a watering system in his operation. Through their partnership with SRRWD they installed a Solar Portable Watering System and fenced two dugouts with three strand barbed wire. This system can be rotated between the two dugouts to allow recovery time as needed, especially in the case of abnormally dry years.