Farrowing Crates - Water
Water is important - and especially for the sow as water consumption has a direct impact on milk production and thus indirectly affects the growth of piglets. Therefore, both accessibility and water quality and quantity have an impact on production efficiency. In addition, a larger feed intake for the sow requires a larger water requirement, but several factors affect the water requirement, i.e. the composition of feed, the general health and temperature and climate conditions.
In general, a nursing sow needs 25-35 litres of water per day. The piglets' needs
are 1-2 litres per day, incl. sow milk.