It is always important to make sure cattle have access to a quality water source. If water troughs are used make sure they are in the shade if possible or large enough to prevent water from getting hot. Make sure troughs are big enough to allow multiple animals to easily drink at one time. Increased water intake during hot weather is one way cattle help cool themselves. If pond water levels are low, ponds may need to be fenced off to prevent cattle from getting stuck. Due to evaporation pond levels can drop quickly during droughts or hot, dry conditions.