Livestock Water Requirements

(AS1763, Revised March 2021)

Water is an important, but often overlooked, nutrient. Livestock water requirements are affected by many factors including, size, productivity, diet and environmental conditions. Limited access or reduced water consumption can result in dehydration, which can be fatal to livestock.

Lead Author
Lead Author:
Miranda A. Meehan, Extension Livestock Environmental Stewardship Specialist
Other Authors

Gerald Stokka, Extension Veterinarian/Livestock Stewardship Specialist; Michelle Mostrom, Veterinary Toxicologist

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