Water is vital to ensure good feed intake, growth and meet animal welfare needs. Finishers must have free access to water at all times as they drink 5-10 litres per day.

Water can be supplied via drinking valves or cups placed in the activity or dunging area of the pen. In addition, the valve or cup should be placed at the correct height for the animals in order to accommodate both new and finished animals. Alternatively, several valves can be set up at different heights to and help eliminate competition between different sizes of animals.