Water Consumed by Week of Age
Conventional and Accelerated Feeding Progams
This article in the KY dairy newsletter has an informative graph showing daily water intake by week of age for calves on either a conventional or accelerated milk feeding program. Click here for newsletter
Of special interest are:
1. Calves from the first week on were drinking on average of a quart per day.
2. Calves on accelerated milk ration were drinking twice as much water as those on the conventional milk ration.
Bottom Line? Feed water!