Barn concepts: create the basis for a healthy raise of calves
A healthy raise of calves
is the basis for an efficiency-oriented and therefore commercial
dairy farming. A lot of calves die due to respiratory and
intestinal infections. The main causes are: high humidity
combined with increased harmful gas concentration, drafts as well
as overcrowding in the different barn areas (infection pressure).
There is no need to accept it.
The housing of the calves
shall be designed so that the natural preparedness and resilience
will be encouraged and strengthened. You need to encourage the
active immunization of calves against infectious diseases. At the
same time you should consider the management of food and water
allocation as well as the increase of labor efficiency during the
planning. To achieve this GEA Farm Technologies is planning, for
you and your calves, suitable barn concepts.