High-producing cows require upwards of 40 gallons of water every day. And, lactating cows drink about 30 to 50 percent of their water within the first hour after milking.

Is she getting enough water?“This time coincides with a major period of eating activity as well as milking equipment cleaning,” says Rick Grant, president of the W.H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute in Chazy, N.Y. “Water pressure must be adequate to supply all tanks and waterers during this high-use period.”

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