Winter Outdoor Livestock Watering

Because of the difficulties of providing water for livestock during winter in many areas of British Columbia, snow is sometimes considered as a water source.

The use of snow as a livestock water supply remains an individual decision.  The assumption of the factsheet is that water will be supplied via some form of waterer and snow used only as a emergency water supply.

The winter water problem: – water expands by about 9% as it freezes into ice, and the ice is about 8% lighter (less dense) than water.

To learn more about winter outdoor livestock watering ,  view this factsheet.