super calf hutch
- Optimal climate thanks to good insulation
- Transparant light plate for sufficient light
- Easy to move by means of the forklift forks
- No air suction and no ammonia problems
- Size: 4,5 x 2,5 m
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Why use a group calf hutch?
In the first weeks of a calf’s life, it is separated from its mother and placed in a loner. This is done for the purpose of minimizing disease spread. However after 3 weeks a calf can be placed in group housing. The Topcalf super calf hutch is the perfect solution for calves between 3 and 12 weeks. The super hutch stimulates a calf’s social interaction, which in the end results in a better solid food intake and optimal growth. In order to actually achieve an optimal growth one should comply to a few conditions.
Since a calf is being housed in a group housing, the chance of infection spread can be higher. Thus, it is important that bacterias in the first have no chance of spreading in the first place. Topcalf super calf hutch has plastic walls & grids and is therefore really easy to clean after all calves have been transferred to the next accomodation.
In the first months of a calf’s life it is very vulnerable for diseases. Respiratory issues is still a common issue and should be prevented. A calf feels most comfortable in places with a temperature between 15 and 25 degrees Celcius. Outside this range a calf needs to use extra energy to keep its body warm, which reduces its growth. Therefore, pay extra attention to hutch placement in summer and winter times. Moreover, make sure that draft has no chance in your chosen location.