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We provide a range of information, specifications, and videos about calf housing sheds built with calf comfort in mind.

Calf housing

Fact sheets

Designing calf housing – explores the elements needed to achieve a good design.

Case Studies

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

Stuart Tweddle

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

Chris Dornauf, Dornauf Dairies

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

Nigel & Rachel Brock

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

Paul Bennett, Ashgrove Farms 

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

Chris & Charmaine Bagot 

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

Annie Gay

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

Werner Lang

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

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