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How to Measure H2O Livestock Tank Capacity

Livestock Tank

When raising livestock many factors need to be considered when developing watering sources for livestock. One of the most important things to do involves keeping a fresh and plentiful supply of clean drinking water available free choice at all times. Adequate amounts of water are needed to maintain high levels of production. Limiting water intake reduces animal performance quicker and more drastically than any other nutrient deficiency

Make sure your livestock has a plentiful supply of clean and fresh drinking water by measuring the capacity of your stock tank. You will need to know the circumference and diameter of your livestock water tank.

  • Circumference - Distance around a circle.
  • Diameter - Straight line passing through the center of a circle.

Conversion table for measuring livestock water tank capacity

1 gallon

=

231 cubic inches

4 quarts

=

1 gallon (gal)

31.5 gallons

=

1 barrel (bbl)

Round Tank

Diameter in Feet

Gallons per 1 Ft. of Depth

Gallons per 1 In. of Depth

3 feet

52.88

4.41

4 feet

94.00

7.83

5 feet

146.88

12.24

6 feet

211.51

17.63

8 feet

376.00

31.33

9 feet

476.00

38.00

10 feet

588.00

49.00

Oval Tank

Width in Feet

Height in Feet

Length in Feet

Gallons per 1 In. of Depth

Total Gallons

2 Feet

2 Feet

4 Feet

3.94

91

2 Feet

2 Feet

6 Feet

5.91

144

3 Feet

2 Feet

8 Feet

12.47

293

3 Feet

2 Feet

10 Feet

16.08

374

3 Feet

2 Feet

12 Feet

19.69

455