Water for livestock

Many farming properties in southern Victoria rely heavily on rainfall runoff to fill surface dams which then are accessed by livestock for their daily water needs. These dams were in some instances constructed many years ago and may over time have become unreliable water storages due to:

 • livestock traffic degradation;

• sediment build up;

• faecal contamination;

• losses from seepage and evaporation;

• insufficient run-off from water catchments; and

• long term seasonal variability

This fact sheet provides some useful considerations, resources and references for those starting out.

The Western Port Catchment Landcare Network has developed a series of 12 fact sheets on a variety of topics of special interest to the small landholder. Whilst these fact sheets have been developed for landholders in this region of Victoria, the advice offered equally applies to other parts.

This fact sheet provides some useful considerations, resources and references for those starting out.

Click here to view the Fact Sheet Water for Livestock

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