Role of Facility Design and Ventilation on Calf Health
A pre-weaned dairy calf has several basic needs that must be met in order for her to be healthy and achieve target weight gains. Generally speaking these needs are: 1. optimal nutrition (quality and quantity), 2. free access to clean water, 3. a clean, dry, and comfortable resting area, and 4. adequate, draft-free ventilation with fresh air. Ensuring each calf is provided the proper environment is vitally important; the design and management of a calf housing facility directly affects the environment she experiences.
pre-weaned; claves; facility; dairy; calf health