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Water is critical to cattle and sheep farming in Australia. It is essential for animal health and supports healthy pasture.Water-cycle.jpg

Australia’s cattle and sheep farmers, the feedlot sector and the processing industry are highly conscious of the need to conserve water, investing heavily in technology and practices that reduce water use.

Water is a critical commodity throughout the supply chain:

On Farm water is used mainly for animal drinking water

In Feedlots water is used for animal drinking, feed processing, washing cattle and managing wastewater

The processing sector are major users of water, with water primarily used to ensure food safety and hygiene during operations