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3.3.5 Water Consumption
  • Water consumption is able to be calculated from the ship's gross water consumption divided by the number of head on board. If flow meters are installed on each deck then it may be possible to estimate water consumption for each deck and possibly even by line of cattle. Note, the figures may be an overestimate if water troughs are emptied and cleaned before replenishing which they usually are.
  • Changes in water consumption are potential indicators of heat or cold stress.