Calf housing

Take a tour of a range of Australian calf housing sheds that have been built with calf comfort in mind.

Stuart TweddleStuart Tweddle

Location: Darnum, VIC
Structure: 40 hutches & 2 Igloos
Management system: Individual htuches from 1 day – 3 weeks of age
Groups of 10 calves per igloo from 3 to 9 weeks of age


Chris Dornauf, Dornauf Dairies Take a tour of Chris Dornaouf's calf housing

Location: Elizabeth Town, TAS
Structure: Purpose built shed 
Management system: Group


Nigel & Rachel BrockNigel Brock takes a tour of his calf housing pen

Location: Montana TAS
Structure: 8 purpose built sheds for 30 calves
Management system: Group


Paul Bennett, Ashgrove FarmsPaul Bennett discussed dairy calf housing

Location: Ashgrove Farm, Elizabeth Town TAS
Structure: Purpose built 
Management system: Group


Chris & Charmaine BagotChris Bagots talks us through his calf shed

Location: Jindivick VIC
Structure: Purpose built greenhouse
Management system: Group


Annie GayAnnie grays calf housing shed

Location: Coomboona, VIC
Structure: Purpose built 
Management system: Individual and group pens inside shed and group pens


Werner LangCheck out the Lang's calf housing

Location: Tatura VIC
Structure: retrofit/conversion; Used as milking shed until 1997 
Management system: Group housing