We know a lack of water will affect cattle health and performance. What we may forget is that water is a nutrient and has nutritional value that can affect livestock as its quality changes.
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Energy is one of the most critical nutrients for grazing cows particularly at pasture turn out because it coincides with their greater needs to support the young calf.
Performance issues can occur when ponds, tubs or other open containers are contaminated with manure, dissolved solids, nitrates, algae and sulfates.
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In Monroe County, Mo., the Pembertons see several benefits of rotational grazing, such as pasture rest, regrowth and soil conservation. They perform biannual soil testing and add lime to their pastures as needed.
If there’s any place where a good 2" rain causes dancing in the streets, it’s in West Texas. In a land that’s usually dry anyway, the past few years of drought have been challenging to say the least.
Water is essential for cattle health, but water access and location can also improve pasture utilization and grazing management.