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Planning and Design of Livestock Watering Systems

Presented by: Bill Reck and Kevin Ogles

Environmental Engineer and Grazing Lands Specialist, USDA NRCS East National Technology Support Center, Greensboro, NC

This webinar will cover the basics of planning and designing a livestock watering system. The presenters will cover water sources, power and pump types, and the basic livestock watering system components. They will briefly discuss tank size and animal behavior.

This webinar is sponsored by the USDA NRCS East National Technology Support Center.

After completing this webinar, the following credits can be obtained through

  • American Forage and Grassland Council - 1 hour CFGP Credit
  • American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists - 1 hour ARPAS Credit
  • Conservation Planner - 1 hour Conservation Planning Credit
  • Society for Range Management - 1 hour SRM Credit


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