The first of its kind: Calf-Tel 17|54 (ECS)
The Calf-Tel 17|54 - 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 calf houses withstand the most brutal weather conditions, and its UV-blocking pigment helps prevent breakdown.
|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||65 lbs.||30 kg.|
This is What Makes it a Calf-Tel
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Many materials on the market are extremely porous, an open door for bacteria, pathogens, manure acids and other undesirables. Calf-Tel's smooth surfaces don't have any pores, making them impervious to said undesirables, and super-easy to clean and maintain.This all contributes to lower mortality, morbidity and overall treatment costs, leading to enhanced calf growth.
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.