Creating a manageable group environment
When calves raised individually are placed in large groups, the stress from competition and social pressure can lead to setbacks in growth and health. Placing 4 to 6 similarly sized, weaned calves in a 54|98 group calf-raising system is the best way to ease the transition. Continued growth and health will be attained as animals bond into a social group. Add the Calf-Tel 8|16 or 12|16 fence for convenience and labor savings.
|Outside||86.5" L x 107.5" W x 72" H
||220cm x 273cm x 183cm
|Inside Usable Calf Space||82" L x 102" W x 71" H
||208cm x 259cm x 180cm
|Weight||235 lbs.||107 kg.|
This is What Makes it a Calf-Tel
Whether you have a herd of 10 or 10,000, indoors or out, the Calf-Tel® family of products offers the world’s best and most cost-effective systems for raising healthy, productive calves.
There's always more than one way to do something, but only one best way. We thermoform Calf-Tel hutches out of extruded sheets of polyethylene. This process results in a molecular bonding within the plastic that is far superior to any other form of manufacturing--providing unmatched strength and durability.
The structural integrity of our Calf-Tel hutches are proven to stand the test of time. It's not unusual to see our hutches still in use after 25 years on the job. Calf-Tel's high-molecular weight is combined with a UV-blocking pigment--preventing premature degradation of the plastic. One less thing to worry about.
Happy, healthy calves are a direct result of comfort and climate. The opaque material used on Calf-Tel hutches acts as a barrier to direct sunlight, producing shade and lower temperatures. This material also reduces condensation, often found in translucent hutches, which can build up during dramatic shifts in weather--keeping calves dryer during cold winter days.
Ventilation is critical in limiting respiratory illness and eliminating heat stress. The flow of air is strategically engineered into Calf-Tel hutches, and enhanced by an extra-large adjustable ventilation opening (largest in the industry) for maximum comfort and breathability. Our indoor pen systems feature the AirMax panel for improved air-flow in challenging conditions.
Many materials on the market are extremely porous, an open door for bacteria, pathogens, manure acids and other undesirables. Calf-Tel's smooth surfaces don't have any pores, making them impervious to said undesirables, and super-easy to clean and maintain.This all contributes to lower mortality, morbidity and overall treatment costs, leading to enhanced calf growth.
For over 35 years, Calf-Tel has been producing products that are built to stand the test of time. Longer-lasting product leads to lower lifetime costs. Combine this with the cost savings and benefits of superior calf health, and you can see why approximately 2-million calves are raised in Calf-Tel housing systems worldwide each year.