Livestock farmers typically focus on grass quality for bringing on livestock cattle, but beef is 75% water. Water is equally as important as forage for good meat yields as is the quality of the water supply.
Livestock Water Quality
If there is a limited supply of water cows will eat less as they need to balance their water and forage intake. If the water quality is bad due to not being treated and containing harmful contaminants or tastes bad which can be common in chlorinated water, livestock will cut down their water intake. This will effect the livestock’s meat yields and increase the prevalence of disease.
Agrismart uses a chlorine dioxide water treatment which is both more effective than other disinfectants at lower concentrations and doesn’t leave the bad taste and odour that chlorine-based disinfectants do.
Livestock Water Quantity
This is a guide to livestock cattle’s water requirements and can be dependent on circumstances, environment, and diet.
Livestock Water Requirements
Cow with calf – 50+ litres a day
Yearling – 24-36 litres a day
2 year old – 36 – 50 litres a day
Livestock watering isn’t the only requirement for water on a livestock farm. 1 – 2 taps running at 20 psi / low pressure will use 45 litres of water a minute.
Livestock Water Accessibility
Cattle need to be able to easily access their water troughs. If there is insufficient space or slow trough refill cattle will become distressed and forego grazing in favour of competing for water access. This will impact meat yields, general health, and wellbeing.
Agrismart helps farmers cut costs, improve profitability and productivity.
Livestock – We provide complete agricultural water solutions tailored to your needs, we’ll ensure you have the cheapest solution available for your farms unique requirements.
Our aim is to identify high water users in livestock farming and present them with a solution that costs less than their annual water bill.
Providing free water for their business with an ROI in under 24 months.
Agrismart specialises in agricultural water management tailored to the unique needs of each farm site.
Every farm, agricultural, equestrian and farm diversification business has different requirements. From head of water to distance water needs to be pumped and quantity of water required.
Agrismart’s specialised team provide a free site survey to assess your unique requirements and site and develop a bespoke water system for you.
Our goals are to provide a return on investment in under 36 months and then to minimise or eliminate future water costs.
Our water management specialists offer a no obligation site survey to establish the best solution for your farm.
Zero Energy Pump – If you have a water supply on the farm it may be possible to offer a zero energy pump to eliminate or minimise the need for a mains water supply.
We have a selection of water pumps available to suit most water capacity requirements from 5,000 litres to 20,000 litres of water a day.
We also have water pumps that can pump up to 150m head and pump up to 2,000 metres.
Rainwater harvesting – With an integrated pump system is another option available for those without a water source on their farm.
Recycling rainwater that falls on your barns and outbuildings and using water pumps to pump the water to where it is required.
Water Treatment – Clean water is essential for disease prevention and for better meat, milk production and breeding.
Bacterial infection can build up in still water, so harmful bacteria builds up in your water tanks and troughs, without water treatment to clean the water supply your livestock are at risk of disease, loss of condition, lowered production rates and longer finishing times.
Water Storage – We have a Water tanks sale throughout on vertical tanks 20,000 litre water tanks – 30,000 litre water tanks, huge savings available.
Heavy Duty Bladder Tanks – Industrial grade bladder tanks now available which are a cheaper alternative to the MDPE vertical water tanks.
Effluent Storage Tanks – Bladder tanks are industry approved as an economical, effective & reliable effluent storage management solution for dairy farms.
Fire Prevention & Control – On-farm water supply that can be used by fire engines is critical in fire prevention and control, to minimise the fire spreading and damage that can cause.
Agrismart provides solutions to common issues that arise within farming and the larger agricultural sector.
Our solutions have all been thoroughly researched to address specific problems faced by farmers and the farming sector as a whole. Our solutions are also suited to the equestrian sector and farm diversification.
All of our farming solutions are focused on improving farm management, sustainability, resolving issues at a lower costs, improving efficiencies and increasing profit.
Temperature Monitoring Bolus
Monitoring temperature in cattle is an effective way of preventing illness as early warning allows treatment before illness appears. Our solution is cheaper than others previously available typically to the dairy sector making it a viable option for the beef cattle market.