Best possible calf housing during warm summer days

24 June 2019

Summer has started! It’s important to prevent heat stress now temperatures are rising. Housing calves in suitable conditions can limit the consequences for young animals.

Many igloos that are designed to shelter calves often become so warm that calves are forced to seek cooler temperatures outside in the bright sunshine. As a result, there is a high risk of the calves overheating and incurring sunburn. Fortunately, we at VDK Agri found a solution to this problem years ago. The VDK Agri boxes are made of Fibreglass-reinforced polyester (UP) instead of the commonly used polyethylene (PE). In combination with the special double-coated, white top layer, the material reflects sunlight and prevents the box from heating up in the sun. This keeps the temperature in the VDK Agri igloos relatively cool, even in hot summer weather.

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