Adri van Gestel from Hilvarenbeek (The Netherlands): “I've been working with the VDK Agri Hybrid for three or months now. I saw this particular calf hutch on another dairy farm in the area, and since my smaller hutches were due for replacement, I decided to swap them out for two Hybrids. Whereas in the old hutch, you had to kneel down to feed the calves, now we can stand nice and straight. It's also possible to regulate the temperature using the flap. On days when it's a bit colder, we close the flap; otherwise, it stays open."
"We use the Hybrid for our heifer and bull calves. When the calves are healthy and drinking well, I house them together. I think that's better for their well-being and more fun for them, too. And I've noticed I end up with stronger calves this way. The animals have more room than before, and more space for exercise. This helps them grow into nice, well-muscled calves.”
‘My consultant for compound feed told me about VDK Agri igloos. In addition to the single-calf housing I purchased from them, I bought three VDK Agri XL 5 boxes a few months ago This allows the calves to remain outside in the fresh air for longer before being transferred to the former youngstock housing. This time outdoors keeps them healthy. As my calves suffered a lot less from diarrhoea, I ordered two more group igloos.
‘I've been using VDK Agri calf igloos for ten years now. As I expand my business, I've bought VDK Agri boxes again and again. It's the obvious choice: they're easy to use and easy to clean. In addition to focusing on calves’ feed, I notice that it’s worth paying extra attention to their housing. After all, my calves are my future dairy cows and an important foundation for my business.’