Water is life: Our Livestock

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Water is life: Our Livestock

All livestock need fresh water for their bodies to function. They gain water not only through the action of drinking but also from the greenfood they eat. Unfortunately, on our farm, the green feed is seasonal . We have one rain season and that is when they access green food.

Water is vital for bodily functions such as regulation of temperature, nutrient uptake, removing wastes, body weight, and health. Losing one tenth of the body’s water can results in death as the body will shut down.

This compelled us to construct a cattle watering area on our farm. See pictures below.

We have not finished it yet. When we do, we will definitely share more pictures