Buitelaar have brought to market its own innovative design of flexible and free-standing calf housing. Named High Health Units due to the carefully calculated structural specification and precisely selected build properties which were specifically chosen for increased health and welfare and the reduction of pathogen transmission. The concept was aided by the late Tim Walwin, using his 50 years of extensive calf rearing knowledge and experience.
Encompassing the best of all worlds, the High Health Units offer the perfect environment for calf health with:
The 6m front x 4m depth size allows for calves to be reared in social groups of up to 10 calves per module until 12 weeks of age. Due to the simple connection of the pre-fabricated modules, you can order flexible numbers of units to create your ideal calf rearing facility; a minimum of two is required for stability.
Improved welfare conditions, such as the well ventilated, cosy,
comfortable and clean environment encourages optimum use of feed leading
to above average growth rates. Lessened by disease pressures in the
surrounding rearing environment, Buitelaar trials have shown that calves
housed in the High Health Units are achieving an average daily live
weight gain of 1.15kg/ day between the age of 20 and 120 days. This is
100g/ day higher than in conventional, general-purpose livestock housing
based on the same farm. In addition, the size of each module allows for
easy management of batches, vaccinations and routines.
Designed with TB restrictions in mind, the housing is ideal for alleviating space restrictions during TB breakdowns on dairy farms, owing to the simple connection of prefabricated modules and quick erection element.
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