Watch Summer Water Needs Of Cattle
Nutrition, forage quality and mineral needs get the bulk of attention during the summer grazing season, but water is livestock production’s most essential nutrient. After all, cattle can survive weeks without food, but only a few days without water.
It’s important that cattle receive a sufficient quantity of water each day to maximize feed intake, produce milk for the calf and maintain a healthy reproductive cycle. Research shows insufficient access to water reduces cattle’s dry matter intake, which affects production across the board.