Water quality and concerns for beef cattle

By: Josh Stroh, beef nutritionist, Hubbard Feeds

Water is the most critical nutrient but often overlooked for its importance and contribution to animal nutrition. Cattle require an adequate, available supply of freshwater to enable metabolic processes of the body. Understanding issues influencing water quality and intake are vital to beef herd nutrition and management. An important task is to have the water tested to make informed nutrition decisions for the cattle under your care…