DIAMOND C INFRASTRUCTURE
Diamond C has five (5) water wells that pump from the Trinity Aquaifer. A quality well house is in place for each of the wells.
Each water well is equiped with a gasoline powered generator in the event the power goes out. During Texas hot months, cattle can die within 24 hours without water.
One of 47 water troughs on the Diamond C. Note the guard put over and around the water float to keep cattle from breaking the water line.
Since cattle come to water several times a day, minerals are kept near the troughs. Fly control is mixed in with the minerals during fly season
Tools and equipment unaffected by high temperatures are stored inside the feed barn. Cattle vaccines, freezers, refrigerators and other necessities are stored in a climate controlled storage barn.
Stand-by generators keep electricity running when there's a power outage. They are powered by the propane tanks in front of them. Shades are used to keep the tanks from over expanding and loosing propane during hot Texas weather.
Every ranch requires a rain guage or two so there's less temptation to fudge (too much) on rain fall.
The new Collier Diamond C Ranch LED sign helps identify the ranch to the thousands of motorist that travel along Hwy 281 North of Stephenville each year.