Animal housing

 

Calves


A new barn providing space for 100 calves in three different sections was built in 2013.

  • Newborn calves are kept in single boxes organised in units of three until they are 14 days old. These boxes, which can be moved around on rollers, are located at the outside of the barn.
  • At 15 days of age, calves are transferred to group pens with straw bedding.  
  • They are then transferred to a cubicle section with rubber mat flooring. The cubicles are always stocked using an all-in/all-out approach for hygienic reasons. From 7 months of age, the heifers are finally moved to the freestall system for our cows.
 

Heifers


The heifer barn, which was refurbished in 2012 (see header image above), contains 134 cubicles.