CalfOTel® products are designed with a focus on hygiene, health, and reducing labour. Research supports the significant role played by these aspects.
More growth and health in outdoor housing
Thorough calf rearing is essential for good performance as a dairy cow. With a high feeding regime and an all-in, all-out housing in small, fixed groups, calves perform best. For example, research by Dairy Campus/WUR with 224 breeding calves in four different rounds. CalfOTel's outdoor housing in group hutches came out well in this investigation. The calves grew significantly faster and less antibiotics were needed. All-in, all-out with small, fixed groups seem to be an important key to success.
Insight into the quality of cleaning operations on single-calf units
In the spring of 2018, vet Niels Groot Nibbelink from Veterinair Centrum Someren and Alana van Hees, a student at HAS University of Applied Sciences, conducted research on behalf of VDK Products into the cleaning and disinfecting of calf housing. The research revealed that calf housing is only truly ‘clean’ when both cleaned and disinfected. Read more about this research here.