CalfOTel®: the best calf hutches for high-quality calf rearing. Supported by a clear vision of calf housing needs, CalfOTel® develops products that focus on hygiene, health, and reducing labour. We provide calf hutches that enable calves to grow quickly and healthily into the best dairy cows for the future, driven by our slogan: Happy Calf, Happy Farmer!
Vision of calf rearing
A calf's immune system develops during the rearing process. Farms must have enough single-calf igloos to house all newborn calves aged zero to three weeks. Outdoor calf housing in igloos ensures that the calves develop a good resistance and a strong immune system.
Like us, a calf is continuously surrounded by microorganisms. Only a few microorganisms are truly 'pathogenic' and are capable of causing diseases. In order to keep these pathogens away from the newborn calf we aim to ensure the highest possible standards of hygiene.
Healthy youngstock are the foundation of future profits, and you want to avoid the costs of medical care as much as possible. Fresh air, fresh water, high-quality feed, and a hygienic environment are prerequisites for ensuring healthy calves.
‘Healthier calves in outdoor housing’.
‘My consultant for compound feed told me about CalfOTel® calf igloos. In addition to the single-calf hutches I purchased from them, I bought three CalfOTel XL 5 group hutches a few months ago This allows the calves to remain outside in the fresh air for longer before being transferred to the former youngstock housing. This time outdoors keeps them healthy. As my calves suffered a lot less from diarrhoea, I ordered two more group igloos.’
Raise well-muscled calves with the CalfOTel Hybrid
Adri van Gestel from Hilvarenbeek (The Netherlands): “I've been working with the CalfOTel Hybrid for three or months now. I saw this particular calf hutch on another dairy farm in the area, and since my smaller hutches were due for replacement, I decided to swap them out for two Hybrids. Whereas in the old hutch, you had to kneel down to feed the calves, now we can stand nice and straight. It's also possible to regulate the temperature using the flap. On days when it's a bit colder, we close the flap; otherwise, it stays open."
"We use the Hybrid for our heifer and bull calves. When the calves are healthy and drinking well, I house them together. I think that's better for their well-being and more fun for them, too. And I've noticed I end up with stronger calves this way. The animals have more room than before, and more space for exercise. This helps them grow into nice, well-muscled calves.”
‘If I need to expand my housing, I'll buy CalfOTel products.’
‘I've been using CalfOTel calf igloos for ten years now. As I expand my business, I've bought CalfOTel calf boxes again and again. It's the obvious choice: they're easy to use and easy to clean. In addition to focusing on calves’ feed, I notice that it’s worth paying extra attention to their housing. After all, my calves are my future dairy cows and an important foundation for my business.’