Although outdoor housing is optimally suited to the calf’s needs, a protected pen also offers advantages for calf rearing, particularly since modern ventilation and wind protection systems can now provide an acceptable climate for calves in pens. In practice, the Pen System from the USA has proven to be an effective solution for housing calves in pens.
The Pen System is comprised of single pens set up with click-in-place interlocking components. Depending on the floor plan of the barn and the work routines, the pens can be configured in various ways. The walls are simply placed onto the ground without anchoring, and can be easily and quickly removed for cleaning. The calves grow in the pens for as long as individual calf housing is required. Then the separate pen walls are removed, so that the calves stay in the same place, but are now housed in easy to monitor small groups.
The PenSystem is designed as a modular system and can be installed in a wide variety of different configurations. You can’t get any more flexible than that!
The side walls are available in three lengths. Therefore, you can set up pens with areas of 1.6 m², 2.2 m² or 2.5 m² and thus precisely tailor the pens to suit your calves and their housing duration in the Pen System.
The pen segments are very lightweight and can be quickly disassembled and then reinstalled just as easily. Therefore, they can be simply taken to a wash-down yard. The completely smooth surface makes them very easy to clean.
The closed side walls (with contact windows in compliance with EU regulations) reduce the transmission of germs and bacteria between the animals and therefore prevent the spread of illness and disease.
To be able to feed the calves efficiently or reach a calf quickly, the design of the Pen Front is very important. Here, the Pen System features many well-thought-out details.
The new door of the Pen System can be opened in four different directions. You can choose whether the door should open to the left or right and inwards or outwards. This gives you maximum flexibility, even when it sometimes gets a bit narrow in the calf pen. In addition, the Pen Front has a large handle, which is easy to open even in winter when you have thick gloves on.
The pens are equipped with two bucket holders for water and concentrate feed. And for feeding milk diets, you can choose between nursing bottles or nursing teat buckets. An especially practical feature: The holder rings for the buckets can be simply clicked in and out, which saves space when transporting the PenFronts to the wash-down area.
Optionally, the proven FlexyFront can be used in the individual hutches instead of the PenFront. It allows a better view into the pen and the nursing teat bucket is positioned next to the door, which makes it easier to teach the calves how to feed. Another advantage of the FlexyFront is the open design, which considerably improves the ventilation in the pen.
|Length||183 cm (optional also 135 cm or 213 cm)|
* Technical specifications subject to change!