How much water do animals drink?

    Water Tank Animal Usage

    There are a number of factors that influence the amount of water that animals drink.

    Factors include:

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

    It is important to use these figures below as a guideline only. Every situation is different but we have compiled this list to you give you a better idea of what you should be budgeting for. 

    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