Calf Care Quick Tip: Best Bucket Holders

Posted on August 24, 2014 in Starting Strong - Calf Care
Unless you just moved calves to new housing, you probably haven’t given a lot of thought to bucket holders.  Yet, this small piece of equipment can have a big impact on your operation.  Do your holders meet the following four qualifications?

  1. A bucket holder must stay in place and hold the pails.
  2. The holder must provide ease of use for both the calf and the feeder.  They should be properly placed for comfortable milk, water and grain consumption – not too high or too low.
  3. Pails should tip backward toward the panel just a bit.  When they tip too far forward, it is much easier for calves to push out the grain and waste it.
  4. Easy-to-clean holders will help limit bacteria growth and fly populations.










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