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Kansas Center for Agricultural Resources and the Environment (KCARE)

Livestock Waterers and Watering Systems: COMING SOON!

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. This online resource will be an updated version of the 2007 K-State Research & Extension publication Waterers and Watering Systems: A handbook for livestock producers and landowners.

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

The handbook (online and print) will be made available early in 2024, with additional elements added to this site as they are completed. 

Need information right now?

If you need information right now about livestock watering systems, we can help! You can contact KCARE with your specific questions, or you can take a look at the previous version of our handbook at the link below.

a closeup of a cow's nose while the animal drinks from a pool of water