Water is the most essential nutrient for cattle production. Water is used in almost every bodily function, including digestion, milk production, and excretion. Given the role and function of water in relation to animal production, health, and welfare, it is critical that abundant, clean water is available in any livestock production operation. Livestock must have immediate access to water within every paddock of a rotational grazing system to realize maximum efficiency and production.
Higgins, Stephen F.; Moser, Lee; and Laurent, Kevin, "Providing Water for Beef Cattle in Rotational Grazing Systems" (2016). Agriculture and Natural Resources Publications. Paper 114.