Cleaning calf housing is one of the best things we can do to keep calves healthy. Considering the fragile nature of a newborn calf’s immune system and that many calf sicknesses are a result of contagious diseases, it is hard to justify skimping on cleaning and disinfection.

How to clean hutches and pens

Hutches and pens need to be cleaned every time a calf leaves, before a new calf moves in Seemingly healthy calves can carry disease-causing bacteria that can make other calves sick. Even surfaces that look clean need to be sanitized every time. Here is our step-by-step guide.

How do you know if the calf barn is clean enough?

Can you imagine if restaurants just wiped down forks with a napkin between customers? This would be completely unacceptable and a very effective way to spread contagious disease, especially during the cold and flu season. Now, consider the calf barn. Does your farm make it a priority to clean and sanitize housing and equipment between every calf?