O’Donovan Calf Jackets
Our Calf Jackets are made from fully breathable 600 denier Oxford Ripstop Outer Shell and features 200gsm Thermally bonded insulated fill which will keep your calf warm. It is both water and tear-resistant. Designed to help new calves maintain their body heat in times of sudden change in the weather, avoid cold stress in the early days of life and help to prevent illness. The jacket is fastened with two adjustable chest straps and two adjustable leg straps. This ensures a snug and secure fitting no matter how lively your calves are. Save on feed, medication and bedding costs, by better conversion of energy to growth rather than warmth and reduce the risk of pneumonia and scours from chills and draughts.
- 600 Denier Oxford Ripstop Outer Shell
- Showerproof Fabric
- Adjustable belly, chest and leg straps – Easy to fit
- Soft Polyester Lining
- Breathable material
- 200gsm Thermally bonded insulated fill
- Maintains the calves body heat & helps prevent illness
- Lower calf mortality rates
- Secure fit due to multiple adjustable straps
- Machine washable & Hard-wearing
Sizing guide for calf jackets ( Perfect for the first 2-3 weeks for dairy calves)
|Size – First 2-3 weeks for dairy calves|
|Neck to Tail – 63cm / 25″|
|Along bottom including chest flaps – 80cm / 31.5″|
|Width – 63cm / 25″|
Calf jacket or no jacket?
“Results from both studies clearly indicate that calves are exposed to cold temperatures throughout the calving season, which puts them at a greater risk for problems in early life. As indicated by the differences in skin temperature between jacketed and non-jacketed calves, calf jackets create a micro-environment for the calf and therefore act as a barrier to cold temperatures and draughts. In systems where calves are exposed to less-than-ideal conditions such as increased windspeed, draughts, or wet bedding, it may be expected that jackets would be beneficial to both performance and health. The top tips for the calf shed are that straw bedding should be dry and deep enough that the calves’ legs aren’t visible when lying down. If using jackets, calves must be dry before putting them on and it is essential that jackets are washed between each calf so as to limit the potential spread of disease.
Ideal Settings For Calf Jackets
Individual Calf Pens
Calf Group Penning