Study suggests less water is needed for livestock efficiency

Research collected by the USDA suggests that the amount of water needed for livestock is significantly less compared to sixty years ago. The study shows that water investment has decreased nearly 36 percent since the 1960s.

Mesfin Mekonnen, a Research Assistant Professor at Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska, states that this change is due to improvement genetic breeding and the improvement in livestock diets.