Western Australian Livestock Water Tanks

Major Western Australian Livestock Industries We Service

Pioneer Rainwater Tanks

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Pioneer's Steel Water Tanks have been servicing the Livestock Industry for over 30 years

Pioneer Water Tanks have a longstanding relationship with Australia's livestock industries, from half a million litre tanks on cattle stations in the Northern Territory and Western Australia's rangelands, to semi-rural areas where you might be more likely to find chicken farms or piggeries.

As of the last major report from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development in 2018, livestock products made up approximately 31% of all agri-food and fibre production in Western Australia, and more than 20% of all agri-food, fibre, forestry and fisheries exports.

Western Australia's livestock sector is a hugely important part of not just the Western Australian, but also the Australian economy, and continues to grow from strength to strength, playing a major factor in supporting the economy through the COVID-19 pandemic.

With options for rainwater storage all the way up to 500,000L, there's sure to be a water tank that suits your needs, to keep your animals watered and washed when you need access to it. Not to mention water for your home or office, harvesting water off the roof.

No matter where you are in Western Australia, or in fact anywhere across the country, a member of our Pioneer Dealer Direct® Network will be nearby, and helping to provide a local touch to every installation of a Pioneer Water Tank.

Western Australian cattle for dairy, meat and other livestock products

Perhaps more so than any other livestock industry in Western Australia, Pioneer Water Tanks knows cattle. Over the last 30 years, we have formed great and longstanding relationships with cattlemen's associations across the country, and installed countless tanks on stations and farms all over Western Australia.


With water needs for cattle ranging from 15L a head per day up to 75 litres a head per day, depending on breed, season and climate region, it is crucial to ensure you have adequate water storage to keep your troughs full.


Whether that be smaller tanks in green pastures where dairy cows graze, or larger water tanks on stations in the outback, where water is scarce, and reliable storage could mean the difference between life and death, not just for the livestock, but for the businesses themselves.

Western Australian sheep and goats for wool, meat and livestock products

For as long as any of us can remember, Australians have loved to make a joke or two about kiwis and sheep, but the fact of the matter is, the sheep in the dry arid plains of Australia is more than quadruple that of those inhabiting the land of the long white cloud. Western Australia alone has half of the sheep that graze on the lush grasses over that small stretch of the pacific.


On dry days in summer, grazing sheep on dry feed often require 8 to 10 litres of water per day, whilst in winter this number can drop down to as little as 3 or 4 litres a day. This figure also depends on breed, age and weight, and you would know better than anyone how much water your sheep need. Regardless, this shows how important it is to have adequate water storage, as in the summer a herd of just 1000 head could go through 8-10,000 litres of water each day.


More than 14 million sheep was the number at the last head count in 2017 - a number that is probably closer to 15 million in the years since. That many woolly friends needs a lot of water, and that's before factoring in the goats, llamas and alpacas which dot the Western Australian countryside.

Western Australian poultry, chickens and other birds for meat, eggs and livestock products

A continually growing market, Western Australian poultry sees 80% of its earnings come from chicken meat and produces 34 million dozen eggs annually (that's 408 million for those of us who don't speak in cartons). With people living on smaller and smaller blocks, more people are purchasing eggs from supermarkets than ever before.


The chicken and poultry industry is gradually moving towards free range and barn laid eggs, driven by demand from both consumers and major retail supermarkets. Adequate water supply is essential for all poultry operations, as laying hens need up to 1 litre a day in Western Australia's warm-temperate climate, and meat birds much more than this due to their fast growth rate.


Need big water for your misters? We have a unique ability to aggregate one mega litres of storage by combining two of our GTi501 tanks helping you to lower costs without sacrificing quality. We build the most advanced and biggest storage tank on sand, reducing the cost of expensive concrete ring beam foundations.

Western Australian piggeries and hog farming for pork and livestock products

Western Australia's pork industry comprises 12% of the national herd, and the majority is used for the domestic market - with one major supermarket chain relying on Western Australian pork products for their national production.


Whilst historically just 12 producers make up 80% of the sow herd, this looks to be changing as new faces enter the game thanks to a rapid increase in free range production to meet consumer demands.


Western Australia is recognised as having a high priority on animal welfare, leading to premium quality pork production. With the average pig needing anywhere from 3 litres a day for weaning piglets, up to a whopping 45 litres a day for lactating sows, it is crucial to ensure you have enough water storage to supply your pigs and sows with an adequate amount of fluids.


It is recommended that your pigs have access to a water source that can provide 2 litres per minute of water, and a water tank is a great way to ensure that you not only have enough water storage, but also to keep the drinking water at a reasonable temperature in summer.

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Need further information about our water tanks for livestock?

For any questions you may have regarding our range of large steel tanks, contact us on 1800 999 599.

If you're trying to get in touch outside of business hours, flick an email to enquiries@pioneerwatertanks.com.au, and someone will get back to you.

a large colorbond water tanks on a livestock property installed by pioneer water tanks