Waterwise on the Farm (Version 2)

Table 2: Livestock watering requirements

Animal Production cycle (wks) Drinking L/day/animal Washwater L/day/animal Other needs L/day/animal
Cattle
Dairy cows 56 92 25  
Growers & replacements 52 20    
Beef cows & heifers 52 20    
Dairy & beef bulls 52 20    
Beef store cattle 52 20    
Dairy & beef calves 9 5    
Pigs    
Dry sows & gilts 52 6 0.09  
Boars 52 6 0.09  
Farrowing sows 5 30 5.63  
Maiden gilts 10 5.5 0.09  
Barren sows 10 5.5 0.09  
Weaners (<20kg) 4 2 0.29  
Growers (<50kg) 5 4 0.37  
Finishing pigs 11 5.5 0.23  
Sheep    Dipping per
head
Total ewes 52 4.5   2.25
Rams & other adult sheep 52 3.3   2.25
Lambs under 1yr 52 1.7   2.25
Poultry    
Pullets 16 0.09 5  
Broilers 7 0.2 5  
Laying hens - caged 56 0.2 6  
Laying hens - non-caged 56 0.22 6  
Broiler & layer breeders & cocks 44 0.19 5  
Ducks 7 1.22 5  
Turkeys (male) 20 0.71 5  
Turkeys (female) 16 0.45 5  
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