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Tap into a natural spring on your property to provide water for livestock. Spring-fed systems are a dependable supply of high-quality water year-round.
Radio interview source: Jeff Bettinger, District Conservationist, NRCS Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   Springs help keep water level constant and your...
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Think about investing in a water tank aeration system to prevent water from freezing over in the winter.
Stock tanks are a popular option for watering animals. A bubbling aerator keeps water fresh in the summer, and prevents it from completely freezing over in the winter. Radio interview source: Tom...
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Livestock nose pumps don't require electricity. Get water to cattle and horses with ease by using one of these.
Pumping water to cattle and horses can sometimes be a challenge. If you have a pond or stream nearby, one solution might be a livestock nose pump, which doesn't require electricity. All the...
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Insulated waterers designed for colder parts of the country can reduce the need to spend hours chipping away frozen ice
Listen to the radio story mp3 Ensuring a steady supply of fresh drinking water for your livestock can be particularly challenging during the winter months. Insulated waterers will prevent the build-...
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It's not good for the livestock or your pond
Listen to the radio story mp3 Did you know that water constitutes approximately 60-70% of an animal's weight? For your livestock, consuming water is actually more important than consuming food....
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Limitation of water intake reduces animal performance quicker and more dramatically than any other nutrient deficiency.
Limitation of water intake reduces animal performance quicker and more dramatically than any other nutrient deficiency. Water constitutes approximately 60-to-70 percent of an animal's live weight...
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When raising livestock, ensuring access to a steady supply of fresh drinking water is a constant challenge. According to the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration, the total water needs of...
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Water - keep it cool, keep it clean, keep it thawed, and keep it coming.
What's the biggest factor in animal nutrition? Water. You can provide a gourmet diet, but if you don't keep the water fresh and available, horses and livestock won't thrive. Furnishing...