The project is to install three water tanks and six troughs into six paddocks to allow high density stocking. The entire property is currently under rotational grazing with around 3000-4000 sheep in 2000 acre paddocks for up to three weeks. Moves are based on availability of perrenial grasses, and stock are moved when there is still plenty of feed left in paddock.
Currently one water in each paddock suits adult sheep, but lambs don’t water well and then need to be split in to smaller mobs. By putting these extra water points, the landholder will be able to keep the lambs in larger mobs and increase stock impact to achieve even grazing of pastures across the paddocks and increase the resting time of other paddocks.