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What are the features of ideal calf pen?

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Features of ideal calf pen include;

  • Concrete/slatted floor – To maintain cleanliness
  • Adequate space- Large enough for exercises and feeding 1.8m x 1.5m
  • Well lit – For calf to synthesis vitamin D
  • Single housing – Prevent calf from leaking each other to form hair balls on rumen
  • Proper drainage – To avoid dampness
  • Draught free- Windward side should be solid to prevent cold winds.
  • Leak proof – To ensure the floor is dry
  • Well ventilated – For free air circulation 

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