A worthy read. J


Yesterday as I walked about in the heat with my hose making sure animals had water to stand in and cold water in their troughs I began to wonder about how much water I was  using. How much water is needed to run a sustainable, organic farmy.

So I did a little research.

Daisy (milking dairy cow) will consume between 30 and 40 gallons of water a day.  It takes 4 gallons of water to make 1 gallon of milk. She produces over 7 gallons a day.

Queenie  (beef heifer) will drink 15 – 20 gallons a day.  The steer will drink the same. It takes 3 gallons of water to produce one hamburger pattie. Though pound by pound chicken takes massively less water than beef. Hmm.  The chickens will drink about a pint each a day.

Mama (a lactating ewe) will drink 2-3 gallons a day and the other…

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  1. Excellent read, Jules. Very informative, and some good knowledge to have on hand when the yuppies start berating me for not buying organic.

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