Large size calf coats - Small size also available
- Breathable & Waterproof
- Optimal insulation
- No belly straps to get dirty & interfere with navel
- Washable at 60oc
LARGE size calf jackets- in RED, see additional images. I’ve added a photo to compare the sizes also, please see additional images.
Dairy bred calves are often lean with thin skin, and the amount fed often does not exceed maintenance by much!
The Liverpool University Dairy Farm have found our calf coats to be very useful in bucket fed calves in winter, for the first 3 weeks of life in housed calves. Using calf coats reduces heat loss and maintenance requirements for energy.
A young calf's thermoneutral zone (it doesn’t need to spend extra energy on heating or cooling) is approx. 10C - 25C. Calves over a month, its 0C -23C.
Every 1 degree C below the thermoneutral zone requires 2% more energy, so a young calf at freezing requires 20% more energy = 20% more milk/milk solids.
But don’t vary feeding wildly, do it gradually.
Also, ensure the feeding is promoting the rumen development, so the rumen provides its heat- so starchy pellet, straw, water.
Shelter & Clean DRY, plentiful bedding is vital.
OUR CALF COATS provide extra thermal insulation, thus diverting energy to growth and reducing cortisol/stress and so preventing disease:
Calf blankets/coats can be used to keep either dairy or beef calves cosy and reduce the amount of energy used to keep them warm.
Breathable & waterproof outer with quilted insulated lining. Machine washable at 60oc
The amount of insulation is designed to be enough to save heat but not too much, so to reduce the breathability of the outta
Buckled elasticated strap under the neck and two adjustable elasticated leg straps. No belly straps to interfere with the navel.
Larger "Holstein" size- RED
27" along back (68cm) withers to tail. A bit to go under the neck is another 10" long on both sides excluding elasticated strap.
30" girth of the jacket.
Smaller "Small Holstein" or "Jersey" size- BLUE or BLACK
22" along back withers to tail. Plus the bit to go under the neck, which is 9" long, excluding the neck strap.
28" / 70cm girth.