This training series provides an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and abilities to plan, design, and install Livestock Pipeline (CPS 516) and Watering Facility (CPS 614).
This is a collection of trainings, video replays, and information pertaining to the planning, design, and installation/certification of livestock watering practices; namely Livestock Pipeline (CPS516) and Watering Facility (CPS614).
General Livestock Watering Training
- Jeff Duchene, NRCS Grazing Lands Specialist, covers the planning considerations for livestock watering systems. Topics covered include identifying water sources and considerations for ensuring water sources have the potential to supply adequate water for the planned herd size, overview of pipe installation methods, overview of water tank materials, sizing water tanks, and considerations for placement of water tanks within the grazing system. Examples of watering system layouts are provided.
- Patrick Schultz, TTCP Engineer, walks through the steps for investigating a residential well system for the purposes of gathering data for livestock watering design. How to conduct a flow meter test as well as other tests for determining flow rate and pressure information are discussed as well as common well system components
- Lea Holter, NRCS Assistant State Conservation Engineer, provides an introduction to the pipeline design worksheet. How to use information collected earlier in the planning process to design a livestock watering system is demonstrated. It is recommended to watch the replay of "Tech Talk: Livestock Watering System Planning" first as this video builds off of that one.
- Participants in this webinar will learn important considerations in planning for a solar-powered water delivery system for grazing operations, especially in contrast to permanent electrically-powered systems.
Other Related Trainings
- Tech Talk Replay from July 13, 2020. Dean Thomas, Lance Smith, Aaron Peter, Amanda Deans, and Pat Schultz reviewed the use, planning, and design of commonly used practices to facilitate prescribed grazing systems. This webinar was a pre-requisite for in-field trainings. Practices covered in this webinar include: Fence (PS382), Heavy Use Area Protection (PS561), Trails and Walkways (PS575), and Stream Crossing (PS578).
- Tech Talk Replay from July 20, 2020. Jeff Duchene, Nichole Sternquist, Craig Peterson, and Amanda Deans reviewed the use, planning, and design of commonly used practices to facilitate prescribed grazing systems. This webinar was a pre-requisite for in-field trainings. Practices covered in this webinar include: Water Well (PS642), Pumping Plant (PS533), Pipeline (PS516), and Watering Facility (PS614).
1. MN NRCS spreadsheet for designing livestock pipeline and watering facilities
- FOTG Design Tool: Section 4 (Practice Standards and Supporting Documents) – Engineering Tools – Livestock Pipeline
2. MN NRCS inventory sheets for documenting water and animal information gathered during a site visit
- FOTG On-Site Inventory Sheets for Prescribed Grazing: Section 4 (Practice Standards and Supporting Documents) – Conservation Practice Standards & Support Documents – Prescribed Grazing (528) – 528 MN GD PG On Site Inventory 2019
- Pipeline Design Inventory Form