Heifers (7 to 24 months)
The 134 cubicles in our heifer barn, which was renovated in 2012, provide optimum conditions for rearing healthy heifers from about seven months of age.
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. As heifers transition to the second year of rearing, the intensity of the feeding strategy is adjusted to support them optimally through to their first calving, which is the decisive factor for long-term operating profits.