Appropriate Quantity of Drinking Water is Necessary for Cattle
1) Provide adequate quantities of fresh and clean drinking water. Water should be provided at room temperature, between 16 and 26 degrees Celsius at least three times a day.
2) In the summer, if the animals are given adequate quantities of water, they produce 15% to 20% more milk. This capacity for milk production decreases if the cattle consume less water.
3) If the cattle are fed green fodder, they tend to consume less water as the green fodder contains 65% to 85% water; whereas the dry content has 15% to 35% water.
4) Due to a shortage of green fodder in the summer, animals are fed dry fodder with only 10% to 15% water content. Whereas it takes 4-5 litres of water to digest at least 1 kg of dry fodder.
5) The newly brought herd animals probably drink less water due to water change. At that time, a little jaggery should be mixed in the water so that they can easily drink it._x005F_x000D_
5) Cow and buffalo drink about 45-60 litres of water a day. Goats and sheep drink about 4 to 6 litres of water a day and hen consumes about 200 to 250 ml of water._x005F_x000D_
6) It is necessary to drink 3 to 4 litres of water for cattle in order to produce 1 litre of milk._x005F_x000D_
Source – Agrowon_x005F_x000D_
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