Like with humans, water is the most important requirement for your livestock. But how much can you expect each animal to consume?A number of factors can affect your livestock’s water consumption, including temperature, diet, pregnancy, lactation and animal weight.
Healthy levels of water consumption ensure that an animal will maintain its body weight, body temperature and overall health. Without enough water they will become dehydrated and malnourished.
The following chart can be used as a guide, but please note that these calculations are approximate only.
*The higher numbers represent the amount of water recommended for lactating animals or hot conditions.