As we start to see more of the hot temperatures, producers need to be thinking about their livestocks' water quality.


Bob Clemmer, Regional Livestock Specialist with Saskatchewan's Ministry of Agriculture, explained that spring runoff has an effect on what the water will do at this time of year which, in turn, has an effect on the livestock that drink it. Blue green algae is also a concern for cattle when it starts to bloom.

Clemmer added that it is important to watch how cloudy the water gets especially when it is hot, rainy, or windy.