Tuesday, April 5, 2016
NMSU publication on water consumption of beef cattle in NM.
There is great interest within New Mexico to know the water intake for lactating range beef cows. It is important to note that there is a considerable range of natural variability in wa - ter intake and limited science supporting cur - rent water use estimates for grazing beef cattle. While a single number is sometimes offered, we hesitated to provide such a number for its po - tential to be misinterpreted. With careful con - sideration of the variables, however, producers may use the formula in this guide to estimate water use for their specific situation. http://aces.nmsu.edu/pubs/_b/B231.pdf