Practical guides, tools and factsheetsVolume Number December 28, 2017

Calf housing factsheet

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The early growth of a heifer is linked to the future production performance of the cow it will become. It is therefore important to ensure that environmental conditions are conducive to growth before weaning. This checklist outlines the main criteria related to feeding, temperature, hygiene, space and ventilation, to be considered when housing heifers.