It’s in warm dry weather like last week and this week when a water system on a livestock farm, dairy and suckler in particular, comes under pressure. Pat Tuohy from Teagasc Moorepark co-ordinated a demonstration at the Moorepark Open Day this week and water was a key part. Here we take a look at the water issues.

Common problems on most farms can usually be: the water source (well, mains or river), the pumping equipment, pipe sizes, ballcocks and water troughs.