What’s the most important summer nutrient for cattle? Water

How much water do cows need? The answer might surprise you. A long-time rancher once observed that cattle drink twice as much water as usual when you have to haul it to them. While it may certainly seem that way, the truth behind that whimsical observation is that hauling water to cattle gives you a pretty clear idea of just how much they need to drink, especially on those hot summer says. And the reality is, cows need plenty of water to get them and their calves through the summer heat. Most cattle producers fully understand the importance of water. After all, providing an adequate supply of clean, fresh, water is the cornerstone of animal husbandry. There are very few things that compare t

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