Next-generation design means greater cost-effectiveness today
Because farmers and ranchers had long wanted indoor pens that could easily grow with their herd, or be taken down during slower production times to make space for group housing, Calf-Tel was first to market with a free-standing modular indoor pen system. Building on that legacy of innovation, we’ve worked with you, the farmer, to design new pen fronts that work seamlessly with existing Calf-Tel pens—while also providing enhanced features that improve productivity for 21st-century operations.
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.
|Pen Front - Original||28 lbs.||13 kg.|
|Pen Front - 2012||24 lbs.||11 kg.|
|Pen Back - Standard||19 lbs.||9 kg.|
|Pen Back - AirMax||21 lbs.||10 kg.|
|4.5" Side Panel*||26 lbs.||12 kg.|
|6' Side Panel*||36 lbs.||16 kg.|
|7' Side Panel||40 lbs.||18 kg.|
|Component Kit**||7.8 lbs.||4 kg.|
*L-Rods included in the Pen Sides
**Component Kit includes: handle (and hardware), two pail holders, two pails (choice of black or white), and pen divider.
|Lengths Available||4'5", 6', 7'||135cm, 183cm, 214cm|