Calf Housing Design
Calf housing concept must be as comfortable and practical as possible for your calves and yourselves.
A proper barn concept is the basis for housing in various age groups. Both the barn itself and the size of the groups of animals, depends on:
- Herd size
- Future plans
- Work force
- Legal requirements
Calf boxes and Igloos from Milk’n’Roll are durable and flexible providing the ideal conditions for both individual and group housing during the whole year.
During colostrum phase, a Farm must utilize enough individual housing for new-born calves. In addition, up to four months group hutches and igloos may be utilized. As a result single calf boxes for approximately 15% of the number of milking cows on the other hand group hutches for 15% of the number of cows.
In general, the calves must be separated from the older animals for the first 6 months and you should assign calves to small and fixed groups of the same age.