How much water do animals Drink

Posted by Vincent Frandsen on

Water Tank Animal Usage

There are a huge number of factors that influence the amount of water that livestock or animals drink

Factors include:

  • Lactation,
  • Humidity
  • Temperature
  • Age of the animal
  • animal feed etc

It is important to use these number as a guideline only, every situation is different but we compiled this list you give you an "idea" of what you should be budgeting. 

Type of Animal

Litres per animal per day

Cattle (lactating) 70
Dairy cattle 70
Cattle (non lactating) 45
Calves 25
Working horses 55
Horse 35
Sheep 4
Lambs 1
Sows 25
Chicken 0.2
Humans 200

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