Calf and heifer housing can be con-figured in a variety of ways. But, no matter how you shelter your animals, animal-care experts at PennStateUniversity suggest that you include the following:

  • Clean, dry, comfortable living conditions.
  • Flexibility in grouping to account for variation in calving.
  • Grouping by age, weight or feed ration.
  • Separate rest and feed areas.
  • Adequate, reachable fresh water.
  • Mechanized feeding and manure removal consistent with farm needs and capabilities.
  • Easy care by one person.
  • Convenient animal observation.
  • Functional methods for animal restraint, examination and treatment.