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24 June 2019

Best possible calf housing during warm summer days

Summer has started! It’s important to prevent heat stress now temperatures are rising. Housing calves in suitable conditions can limit the consequences for young animals.

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3 April 2019

Practical tips for hygiene and calf-rearing

By paying extra attention to hygiene, it's possible to drastically reduce the likelihood of illness breaking out among young calves. This does, however, require that you work according to a strict protocol. Those who can apply the necessary...

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26 March 2019

Reduce labour by up to 20% in the first four months

Investments in practical housing pay off. Calf rearing is a labour-intensive part of running a dairy farm. Proper calf rearing requires attention and care. Yet at many farms, it's possible to greatly reduce the amount of work. Labour savings...

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26 March 2019

Moving calves is a thing of the past

Tamara tests hybrid calf housing. Tamara works on a dairy farm with 180 cows and has been using the CalfOTel Hybrid since December 2018. “Ideally, I'd like to house all my calves in Hybrids. If you ask me, the Hybrid hutches are extremely...

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26 March 2019

Plastic versus Polyester

Choice of materials determines lifespan. Calf hutches made from plastic or polyester: What will you choose? At first glance, they might seem similar. Yet there is a world of difference. Arjan Harbers, Sales Manager at CalfOTel®,...

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30 July 2018

Collaboration in long-term project: Blueprint for rearing youngstock

Calves are the dairy cows of the future and, when raised successfully, can reduce your environmental impact, lower costs, and lead to more sustainable dairy cows, to name a few advantages. To ensure that every livestock farmer can properly rear their...

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26 July 2018

Good calf housing only costs €0.0021 per kilogram of milk

On a dairy farm with 100 dairy cows, 60 youngstock animals, and an average milk production of 9,000 kg per cow, you can create optimal calf housing for only €0.0021 per kg of milk. The simple solution is this: house calves outside in single-calf...

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26 July 2018

More attention for calf housing

In recent years, more and more attention has been paid to how calves are fed. This is not surprising, considering that the care given to young calves will determine their performance as dairy cows in the future. Research has shown that intensive rearing...

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26 July 2018

Keeping calves cool in the heat

Climate change is a top-priority issue on the international political scene, and we have also experienced what it may mean for the future. Since April, we have been dealing with very hot days in north-west Europe on a regular basis. Housing calves in...

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