Rainwater Harvesting: Livestock
Texas AgriLife Extension Service , E450 , 2007

Kniffen, B., Machen, R.V.

Water can be a limiting factor when grazing livestock on rangeland. A lack of stock water will prohibit rangeland use by livestock during certain seasons of the year or may require hauling water during dry months or drought conditions. Improper distribution of watering sites will contribute to the following: • Excessive grazing in areas near water sources. • Uneven utilization of the rangeland. • Livestock traveling long distances to get to water which reduces grazing time, forage intake, weight gain or milk production. • Loss of forage from excessive trailing and trampling.