Fitted Calving Stall
We manufacture a fitted calving stall. It can come with weld-on hanged or wraparound hangers. It also comes with most of the same features as our calving gates with Spring-loaded neck pipe for width adjustment or quick release.
Hugh MacEneaney, Teagasc Dairy Adviser, Mullinavat, Co Kilkenny
“Good facilities allow farmers to expand production and incomes and add to the asset value of the farm. They also lead to a better quality of life for the farm family by reducing the workload and the drudgery. In many cases, particularly on dairy farms, buildings pay for themselves over a 7-10 year period. This is especially true when capital grant and tax savings are available.”
An important requirement is a quick release of the headgate at the top and bottom. You also want a minimum size of tubing so that the gate can withstand the push of a big animal. One vet recently explained to the Irish Farmers Journal what he likes in a gate.
“The headgate must be quick-release. A cow will choke in minutes and it can be very hard to get a big, heavy cow back standing up,” he said. “I prefer to have the calving gate positioned against another gate, not against a wall. That’s for easier operation of a calving jack.