Group housing aids the behavioural and social development of calves, increasing their learning ability and allowing them to adapt better to new environments. In addition, group housing of calves soon after birth can increase weight gains and intake of solid feed. Our calf group pens are generally designed with a wet and dry area where it suits. All the dividing gates lock forward for quick cleaning out and rebedding while calves are housed. All our calf gates are height adjustable with stock proof latching. Our group penning can improve calf performance and makes it easy to control and manage animals. Most importantly it is easy to clean. The space required for calves in group pens varies according to their weight. Calves housed in small groups or larger groups require 1.8m2 of pen area and a total floor space of 2.3 to 2.5m2/calf floor area (including the feed passage). The minimum permissible pen floor area per calf is 1.5m2.
Feed troughs and drinkers are essential for any group calf penning facility. We have a wide range of feed troughs available suitable for milk or meal. There are both saddle and wall-mounted hayracks available to suit any type of pen. We have a wide range of plastic and cast iron drinking bowls available with protection frames to prevent the drinker from any damage. We have plastic slats to provide extra comfort for your calves in lie back area, reducing labour and cost of bedding. We specialise in both new calf houses and conversions of existing buildings.
- All Hot Dip Galvanised
- All gates height adjustable
- Horizontal Bar Feed Gates
- Hinged adjustable