Location

Ottumwa, IA

Start Date

19-1-2013 12:00 AM

Description

Water is essential for all forms of life. The availability of adequate quantities and quality of water has the largest impact on the types of life and numbers of individuals that an environment can sustain and may be a limiting factor for livestock production systems. As water availability for human use becomes limited, water quality available for production animals will likely be of lessor quality. Large-scale animal production practices and emphasis on animal performance increase the demands on water delivery systems and increase concern about water quality.

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Jan 19th, 12:00 AM

Water Quality for Livestock

Ottumwa, IA

Water is essential for all forms of life. The availability of adequate quantities and quality of water has the largest impact on the types of life and numbers of individuals that an environment can sustain and may be a limiting factor for livestock production systems. As water availability for human use becomes limited, water quality available for production animals will likely be of lessor quality. Large-scale animal production practices and emphasis on animal performance increase the demands on water delivery systems and increase concern about water quality.