Q&A What would help keep the cows out of the pond in the summer?
Dr. Rick Rasby, Professor of Animal Science, Animal Science, University of Nebraska
A: There are sure reasons not to allow cattle full access to water in a pond. If the weather is hot, many times cattle will use the pond not only as a place to get a drink, but will stand in the pond to cool themselves. In these situations, cattle will also defecate and urinate in the water that they also drink.