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Kansas Center for Agricultural Resources and the Environment (KCARE)

Livestock Waterers and Watering Systems

What is the most important livestock nutrient? Water!

Navigating through watering options to find a workable, financially feasible solution to livestock watering needs can be frustrating for ranchers. There are many choices, and some options are not compatible with available land, labor, and capital resources. 

AVAILABLE NOW: Livestock Waterers and Watering Systems: A Handbook for Livestock Producers and Landowners

This perennially favorite K-State Research & Extension publication includes new sections as well as updated older chapters. This site will also include videos showcasing waterer installation along with a photo gallery of livestock watering components.  

Need information right now?

If you need an expert consultation about livestock watering systems, we can help! You can contact KCARE with your specific questions.

Check out previous water quality training

KCARE watershed specialists presented a virtual training about livestock watering systems. You can find the presentation and associated materials on the KCARE Training Opportunities page.