Self-Watering Livestock Enclosure

While healthy cattle can tolerate a wide range of temperature and conditions, a shelter can improve animal welfare and mitigate production losses.  In extreme heat or cold, this shaded shelter on pasture can help to create a microclimate that puts less stress on the animal. Extreme winds can be blocked by appropriate siding.  A crucial need for cattle is an ample water supply. This design aims to calculate and maximize water production and storage while providing an occasional shelter for the animal and possibly a place for tool and bedding storage at the same time.

While this whitepaper does not include a detailed build instruction for the enclosure it does include renderings and a parts list as well as information about water catchment.

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