The Longest Cattle Trough

The longest cattle trough is near Derby WA (200 km from Broome).

The cattle trough is 140 ft long and was originally built to help with the transporting of cattle to the wharfs in Derby. Farmers could stop here overnight and let their cattle have water before the last run in to Derby.

The trough can feed 500 bullocks at one time. The trough used to be filled by natural bore water under its own pressure, but now the water is fed by windmill pump.