recommendations calving pen - Practical Experience
recommendations calving pen - Practical Experience

Recommendations for the calving pen

Nature:

a cow separates herself from the herd for calving → single calving pens make sense

Advantages:
  • can be well monitored
  • good hygiene management
  • undisturbed obstetrics
BUT: avoid the stress from changing housing!

Pen should be beside the dry cow section
→ contact to the accustomed herd members

for a calving pen the requirements regarding animal, work and hygiene should be in focus

Requirements on the calving pen:

  • size: minimum 4 x 4 m
  • sufficiently large sized waterer
  • easy access to feed
  • clean and dry
  • slip-resistant and soft floor
    → should be easy and fast to clean

KRAIBURG VITA mat system for the calving pen

Example: KRAIBURG VITA

litter material is only for absorbing liquids and can be replaced after every calving.

installed KRAIBURG VITA in calving pen

installed VITA with swivelling fixation rack on the Köllitsch experimental farm, Germany

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