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