Schubert Well Fed Winter Watering System

Sundown MB


  • Livestock have no access to riparian area
  • Well provides secure and reliable water source
  • Water borne diseases are avoided


  • 280 cow calf pairs
  • Solar & wind powered
  • Well fed
  • Floating pill switch in trough activates pump in well
  • Insulated trough fitted with drinking tubes prevents freezing
  • Water from trough is unable to flow back into well thereby preventing contamination

Project Overview

Sun Country Ranch needed a secure, in pasture source of water so that they could keep their cattle out of the local drain. At their own expense, they drilled a new well and partnered with the SRRCD to fund a solar and wind powered winter watering system.