Testing Initiatives

Water quality is not only important to the health of you and your family, it's also important to your livestock and your bottom line.

Water Testing

Did you know an average cow drinks 40 to 60 liters of water per day? Clean water, then, is extremely important to the health of livestock. Clean water means cattle drink more, which means they eat more, which means higher ...

2015 Dugout Testing

In the spring of 2015, four dugout sites were tested for basic nutrient parameters. As summer progresses, water nutrient levels tend to increase with plant and organism activity. Researchers wanted to see how seasonal changes and access by cattle would ...

2012 Dugout Testing

In the spring of 2012, five dugouts were tested for fecal coliforms and routine water analysis. The sampling was done to look for 1) differences between dugouts with and without cattle, and 2) whether or not alternative water sources were ...

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