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Effect of water trough type on the drinking behaviour of pasture-based beef heifers
The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of different trough types on the water consumption and drinking behaviour of pasture-based beef heifers. Two trials were implemented with 32 beef heifers to test two different types of water troughs, namely a rectangular concrete trough (RC) and a round polyvinyl chloride water tank (PVC). In Trial 1, both troughs were simultaneously available to groups of four animals within eight paddocks. In Trial 2, the animals were distributed indoi:10.1017/s1751731109990930 pmid:22443625 fatcat:pxrbozmucfa4rbs6drvbmg7p3q