Watering system design for rotational grazing
Learn how to get water to cattle in rotational grazing systems.
In this Farmbyte, we're sharing:
- The different methods for getting water to cattle in a rotational grazing system (video)
- Some great resources:
- Grazing systems planning guide (manual)
- Pastures for profit (manual)
- Watering system farm profiles (video)
Grazing systems planning guide
Goals and resource inventory, paddock, fence, and watering plans, pasture management and monitoring. From UMN Extension and USDA/NRCS.
Pastures for profit
Plant growth, animal needs and grazing characteristics, grazing system design, and animal health.
Managed grazing watering system farm profiles
Companion video which profiles four farms' watering system design.
- 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.
- There's a lot to consider in setting up a managed grazing system, the manuals provided will help you make the right plan.