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Farmbytes: watering system design for rotational grazing

Learn how to get water to cattle in rotational grazing systems.

Learn about the different methods for getting water to cattle in a rotational grazing system.

  • Providing proper access to water for cattle in a managed grazing system is critical.
  • There are several design options, pick one that makes the most sense for your situation.

Additional resources

Grazing Systems Planning Guide
Goals and resource inventory, paddock, fence and watering plans, pasture management and monitoring. 

Pastures for profit
Plant growth, animal needs and grazing characteristics, grazing system design and animal health.

Managed grazing watering system farm profiles
Video that profiles watering system designs on four farms.

Jake Overgaard, Extension educator

Reviewed in 2015

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