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?
- A bucket holder must stay in place and hold the pails.
- 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.
- 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.
- Easy-to-clean holders will help limit bacteria growth and fly populations.
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