Livestock needs water, but a lot can go wrong when they get it straight from the creek. Not only that, livestock in streams cause erosion and pollution problems for everyone downstream. Our technicians can work with you to solve those problems.
We’ll identify options to get water to your livestock while keeping them out of the creek. This will protect your herd from waterborne diseases, injuries, and high risk calving locations. And we may find opportunities to improve your privacy, hunting, fishing, and stop erosion along the way. Once we’ve come up with a plan you’re satisfied with, we’ll steer you towards technical assistance and cost share to make it happen.
When you move to keep your livestock out of the stream, you’ve taken a big step towards earning recognition in the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program, that’s MAEAP for short. Here’s what MAEAP is all about.