No matter what the type of farming operation, reliable water supply is an absolutely critical component of maintaining healthy, productive livestock.
Dairy farmers often use separate water storage at cow sheds to buffer demand during milking. Hilly properties often have tanks at higher locations to provide back up and additional flow. Some farms have dams to ensure there is enough supply for the very dry summers.
Irrespective of requirement ensuring this number one asset is always available as and when the animals need it is a top priority.