The summer heat brings challenges to cattle production. A few weeks ago, there were several articles about helping your cattle handle the heat.
You’ll also want to be sure your cattle have access to plenty of quality water. In a recent article by Chel Terrell, it’s mentioned that research at the University of Georgia showed:
Water requirements double when temperature increases from 50 to 95 degrees F. Cows and bulls will need 15 to 20 gallons of water per day during the summer months.
Read the complete article “Don’t Overlook Water as an Essential Nutrient” to learn about the water requirements of cattle, including the importance of keeping water sources clean, and the positive impact pasture rotation and supplementing with salts and minerals can have.