Summary and Implications
Normal variation in cattle drinking behavior regarding drinking frequency cannot be used to estimate finished carcass characteristics, however there is some relationship between frequency early in the feeding period and overall average daily gain.
Iowa State University
Dahlke, Garland R.; Busby, W. Darrell; and Maxwell, Dallas L.
"Relationship between Drinking Frequency and Carcass Traits in
Yearling Feedlot Cattle,"
Animal Industry Report:
AS 656, ASL R2501.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/ans_air/vol656/iss1/22