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16 July 2019

Optimising labour provides an important basis for calf health

Today's heifer calves are tomorrow's dairy cows. There are numerous benefits to successful calf-rearing. Losses are reduced, heifers calve earlier, calf-rearing costs are lower and the yield of dairy cows is improved. Over a period of...

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16 July 2019

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...

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16 July 2019

Tropical heat

We've already experienced tropical temperatures in the month of June. And there's a good chance we’ll be seeing this kind of heat again in July and August. Which is nice, if you want to feel like you're on holiday. Calves, however,...

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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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