Springs, Ponds, and Streams

Clif Little, OSU Extension Educator, Guernsey County

Important elements for maximizing a grazing system include the best-planned paddocks, good fencing, improved forage and livestock genetics, and adequate pasture fertility. However, water distribution is arguably one of the most important elements of pasture based livestock systems. Pasture water systems vary based on livestock species, availability of electric, soils, water supply needed, travel distance to water, and seasonal needs. Each farm has a different set of circumstances and water systems should be developed based on Continue reading