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12 May 2021

More growth and health in outdoor housing

Thorough calf rearing is essential for a good performance as a dairy cow. With a high feeding regime and an all-in, all-out housing in small, fixed groups, calves perform best. This according to research by the Dutch Dairy Campus/WUR with 224...

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12 May 2021

In conversation with...

Filip and Anja from dairy farm De Brabander LV Filip (49) and Anja (47) De Brabander-Vandierendonck have enjoyed running a dairy farm with 260 dairy cows together in the municipality of Zomergem (Lievegem) Belgium for the past 27 years....

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12 May 2021

Reduce labour by up to 20% in the first four months

Investments in practical housing pay off. Calf rearing is a labour-intensive part of running a dairy farm. Proper calf rearing requires attention and care. Yet at many farms, it's possible to greatly reduce the amount of work. Labour savings...

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29 March 2021

More attention for calf housing

In recent years, more and more attention has been paid to how calves are fed. This is not surprising, considering that the care given to young calves will determine their performance as dairy cows in the future. Research has shown that intensive rearing...

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29 March 2021

Plastic versus Polyester

Choice of materials determines lifespan. Calf hutches made from plastic or polyester: What will you choose? At first glance, they might seem similar. Yet there is a world of difference. Arjan Harbers, Sales Manager at VDK Agri,...

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16 September 2020

VDK Agri Open Top Premium wins Innov’SPACE!

VDK Agri has won a 2020 Innov’SPACE for the Open Top Premium Single and Duo! Our colleague Jean Bernard Béranger received the award yesterday.

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20 July 2020

New products!

VDK Agri launches not one but three new products, among which a new line for indoor accommodation. These calf pens are suitable for dairy farmers who want to keep calves indoors or under a roof. The products were developed on the basis of the latest...

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20 July 2020

Cleaning calf hutches an easy job with CleanPro foaming product

A calf is continuously surrounded by micro-organisms. Only a few of those are true ‘pathogen’ and can, therefore, cause diseases. In order to keep these pathogens away, we aim for the highest possible level of hygiene.

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28 October 2019

Feeding calves properly requires expertise

Young calves have a tremendous potential to grow – provided that they are healthy, they are housed properly and they receive the best possible feed. During the first six months of a breeding calf’s life, it can be expected to grow...

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