ECS

ECS

Elevated Calf System
Calf Hutches
Calf Hutches - ECS

ECS

The first of its kind: Calf-Tel ECS

The Calf-Tel Elevated Calf System (ECS), a plastic, climate-controlled, elevated calf-housing system, offers enhanced durability and facilitates a cleaner environment for sustainable calf health when compared to wood. Additionally, the heavy-duty polyethylene withstands the most brutal weather conditions, and its UV-blocking pigment helps prevent breakdown.

  • Easy to move, manage and maintain your units
  • Easy to feed, water and bed your calves
  • Much easier to clean than wood hutches
  • Minimizes bedding, feed times and general labor
  • Unit closes to shield against rain or snow
  • Fits inside of a standard 8’ x 5’ wood base and provides more room for the calf

Features & Benefits

Elevated "soft grate" floor

Innovative plastic "Soft Grate" floor provides a comfortable calf raising surface and reduces bioburden with improved ventilation and waste pass-through. The steel base reduces bioburden and provides years of low maintenance service.

Retractable Roof

Retractable roof

Roof can be opened for natural sunlight and enhanced ventilation, or shut during foul weather to keep the elements out, and both calf and feed dry.

Hinged Door

Hinged door

Hinged door provides easy calf portage in and out of the ECS.

Rear Vents

Rear vents

Rear ventilation hatches, when opened, are designed to provide superior airflow compared to any other hutch on the market.

This is What Makes it a Calf-Tel

No other solution can boast our combination of features and benefits.

Whether you have a herd of 10 or 10,000, indoors or out, the Calf-Tel® family of products offers the world’s best and most cost-effective systems for raising healthy, productive calves.

The Way We Make Our Products
The Way We Make Our Products

There's always more than one way to do something, but only one best way. We thermoform Calf-Tel hutches out of extruded sheets of polyethylene. This process results in a molecular bonding within the plastic that is far superior to any other form of manufacturing--providing unmatched strength and durability.

As Reliable As Your Best Milking Cow
As Reliable As Your Best Milking Cow

The structural integrity of our Calf-Tel hutches are proven to stand the test of time. It’s not unusual to see our hutches still in use after 25 years on the job. Calf-Tel’s high-molecular weight is combined with a UV-blocking pigment—preventing premature degradation of the plastic. One less thing to worry about.

We Care About Comfort

We Care About Comfort

Happy, healthy calves are a direct result of comfort and climate. The opaque material used on Calf-Tel hutches acts as a barrier to direct sunlight, producing shade and lower temperatures. This material also reduces condensation, often found in translucent hutches, which can build up during dramatic shifts in weather— keeping calves dryer during cold winter days.

We Go with the Flow
We Go with the Flow

Ventilation is critical in limiting respiratory illness and eliminating heat stress. The flow of air is strategically engineered into Calf-Tel hutches, and enhanced by an extra-large adjustable ventilation opening (largest in the industry) for maximum comfort and breathability. Our indoor pen systems feature the AirMax panel for improved air-flow in challenging conditions.

We Promote Biosecurity...
We Promote Biosecurity...

...because it’s worth promoting. You wouldn’t want to invite anything and everything into the place you live. Your calves don’t want that either. However, many materials on the market are extremely porous—like an open door with a dinner bell for bacteria, pathogens, manure acids and other undesirables. Calf-Tel’s smooth surfaces don’t have any pores, making them not only impervious to said undesirables, but super-easy to clean and maintain. When combined with proper management practices, calf raisers have found that our housing systems contribute to lower mortality, morbidity and overall treatment costs, leading to enhanced calf growth.

Money Talks
Money Talks

For over 35 years, Calf-Tel has been producing products that are built to stand the test of time. Longer-lasting product leads to lower lifetime costs. Combine this with the cost savings and benefits of superior calf health, and you can see why approximately 2-million calves are raised in Calf-Tel housing systems worldwide each year.

We were early adopters of the ECS and realized its benefits immediately. The plastic is leaps above wood in durability and with how easy it is to clean. The ECS is an investment for long-term success.
Tom Alger, A-Tex Dairy Friona, Texas

Specifications

Dimensions English Metric
Outside 67" L x 48" W x 48" H 170cm x 122cm x 122cm
Inside Usable Calf Space 57" L x 46" W x 46" H 145cm x 117cm x 117cm
Weight 28 lbs. 30 kg.
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Assembly Instructions

Download detailed guides for setting up your Calf-Tel. Also useful for ordering replacement parts.

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How-To Guides

Tips and tricks for caring for the structures that care for your calves.

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Product Catalog

Download a PDF of our complete product and accessory catalog.

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