The correct feeder and drinking space must be provided to encourage feed and water intake and to discourage bullying. For bucket feeding, calves require 350mm of feed face each. For automatic feeders, there should always be more than one teat per pen. This reduces the risk of calves being without milk and then overfeeding when a teat is fixed. Meal troughs should be around 450mm above the floor. For more information on calf housing and management, Teagasc
have a great 16-page document on the subject Click Here
Calf feed Trough
Calf feed Trough available in lengths of; 1.25m 1.94m and 2.5m.
They work well with our straight or horizontal calf feed gates.
At O’Donovan Engineering, our motto is “quality and innovation give us the edge” – and this is the standard we hold ourselves to. We are proud of the fact we manufacture our products in Ireland and that we employ staff from our own community.
O Donovan Engineering is CE Certified to EN 1090 – Execution Class 2 and we working to ISO-9001-2015 standard. The quality and finish of your job are what matters to us and our staff, we have built our name through providing a great service, be it designing custom made products for your needs, solving problems that arise during construction or just good solid advice from our experienced sales team.
With over 40 years of experience in the market, we have the solutions to make your farm work for you. Our experienced sales and engineering team will work directly with you to design the optimum layout in your new or existing farm buildings. We look at each yard individually and design a solution for you!