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Dairy Farming Water Management

Dairy cattle require an abundance of freshwater to keep them healthy and productive. At Castle Water, we know about the difficulties of raising cattle for dairy from a water-usage standpoint, including the huge demand for water by cattle before they are of dairy production age.

We work with dairy farmers up and down the nation to ensure the dairy cattle raising industry moves forward with water sustainability at the core of its principles.

Effective water usage management can save money and keep your farm compliant with local and regional legislation that impacts your business.

Castle Water has a pedigree in sector tailored water management solutions.

Water Usage in The Dairy Farming Industry

The UK’s dairy cattle raising industry is the thirteenth-largest in the world and in 2020 produced 15.3 billion litres of milk for consumption, worth £4.4 billion in market prices, according to the UK government. When we consider that, on average, a lactating dairy cow will use 100 litres of water per day, we realise just how much water dairy farming uses.

It goes even further than that, with 255 litres of water needed for one 250ml glass of milk.

With so much water usage, we must save water to be as effective as we can in how we use it. This is what Castle Water is all about.

Sustainability Within the Dairy Cattle Raising Industry

Keeping and maintaining a sustainable dairy farm is very challenging. All agriculture relies on freshwater to function, be it to hydrate the cattle, or grow the crops to feed them. 

Sustainability within the dairy cattle raising industry falls down to optimising how water is used and minimising the wastewater that dairy farms produce. 

It has been shown that the over-consumption of water could degrade the quality of surface and groundwater resources. This, in turn, can create issues continually sourcing freshwater for our already growing needs on a local level.


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Why Choose Castle Water

When it comes to running your dairy cattle, we understand the unique challenges that a dairy farmer may face that a beef farmer might not. We are able to:

  • Provide you with support, assistance, and specialists that are experts in what they do. They can help you create effective water management solutions for your farm and your circumstances.
  • Provide access to professional, wastewater management solutions.
  • Consult on solutions to keep your water usage minimal and offer assistance in keeping your farm within the bounds of legislative restrictions. 
  • Consolidating billing if you run multiple sites.

It is time to start saving by creating a sustainable dairy business.

How much water does it take to make 1l of milk?

A study of global milk production and supply in 2018 found that it takes, on average, 628 litres of water to make 1 litre of cow’s milk.

How is dairy agriculture affecting our water supply?

Like all forms of agriculture, dairy farms impact the quality of our water supply. Mismanagement of dairy farm discharges (such as manure or agrochemicals) can result in runoffs contaminating nearby water sources. This can result in the water becoming contaminated beyond safe use, at which point the water will need to be treated before being usable again. .

Get A Quote For Our Services Today

Do you need a comprehensive range of services for your dairy farm? Or maybe you want a chat about how to create a more sustainable dairy farm? Get an instant quote now; we are more than happy to help. 

Our customer service team is always ready to handle a range of questions.

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