Water consumption critical to beef cattle health, production

Water consumption critical to beef cattle health, production

 High Plains Journal

According to Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University emeritus Extension animal scientist, daily water requirements for the non-lactating beef animal will run from 0.75 to 1.5 gallons per 100 pounds body weight, or 6 to 12 percent of their body weight. Lactating cows nursing calves may consume 18 percent of their body weight.

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