A new barn providing space for 100 calves in three different sections was built in 2013. Calf rearing on Gut Hülsenberg follows the clearly defined goal of providing intensive feeding to fully utilise the animals’ substantial growth potential and promote their resistance to disease.
Heifer rearing management and feed basis determine the age at which heifers first calve and the milk yield they achieve throughout the subsequent years of their productive life. Intensive feeding in the early months of a calf’s life in particular establishes a solid basis for high lifetime yield and fitness.
The core of the estate's dairy operations is the dairy herd consisting of 220 cows. The conversion to milking with 4 milking robots took place in 2019 in connection with a comprehensive expansion. Milking is performed with 4 Lely Astronaut A5 milking robots. A new fresh cow area for approx. 30 animals was also created.