Sustaining Fresh Water for Livestock
Water Quality and Requirements for Cattle
Cattle, like any other living creature, depend on clean drinking water for survival, but what they require from their water can include factors that you might not have considered. Just having water available in a trough, pond or other water sources is not adequate. It is important to remember that not all water sources are of equal quality. Evaporation causes some common issues when storing water for livestock.
● Increased mineral concentration
● Elevated levels of nitrogen
● Bacterial contamination
● Algal blooms including toxic blue-green algae
● Possible contamination with petroleum, pesticides, or fertilizers
● Water temperature
One way to combat the issues associated with stagnant water storage is to provide fresh water on a continual basis by utilizing groundwater from a well. Using water from
your groundwater reserves isn’t as daunting as it sounds. At Hydro Resources, we’ll use our years of water well experience and knowledge of agricultural requirements to help
you with professional services to guide you in developing a water source that fits your needs whether you are a large-scale producer or smaller-scale operation wanting what’s
best for your cattle.
We understand that your herd needs a constant supply of fresh water. Depending on the type and size of your herd this requirement can range from 4 gallons (15.14 l) per head to over 40 gallons (151.4 l) per head per day. We are committed to working with you to develop a system that will meet the requirements of your herd all year.
Our services go beyond the drilling of your well. We are also happy to help with assessing your needs, planning your system, installing pumps and controls, and maintaining your system so you get the most out of your investment.
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