Calves and heifers need their space

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Just like you, calves and heifers need their space. use this chart from Penn State University to determine whether you’re giving these animals adequate room on your operation:


in Pounds

Bedded resting
area per animal (not including feed alley)

Closed front

width x length

Newborn – 300

30 square feet; individual hutch or pen

not recommended

300 — 500

40 square feet; near baby calf area

not recommended

500 — 700

50 square feet

34-36 inches x
60-69 inches

700 — 900

60 square feet

38-40 inches x
75-84 inches

900 — 1,100

70 square feet

41-43 inches x
90-96 inches

1,100 — pre-fresh

80 square feet

43-45 inches x
96-102 inches




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