Water is vital to ensure good feed intake, growth and meet animal welfare needs. Weaners must have free access to water at all times as they drink 1-5 litres per day.
Water can be supplied via AquaLevel, drinking valves or cups placed in the activity or dunging area of the pen. In the weaner unit it is important to choose an easy learning principle for the weaners to use. Valves ensure fresh water all the time, while the water level in drinking cups may seem attractive to the weaners. Both valves and cups should be placed at the correct height for the animals in order to accommodate both new-arrived and ready-to-go weaners. Alternatively, several valves can be set up at different heights to and help eliminate competition between different sizes of animals.