How Temperature Affects Calf Activity

There is a connection between daily peaks in activity and spikes in temperature- if we focus in on the period of October, there is an obvious and close link between changes in daily group activity and changes in average temperature. Potential reasons for this are: Warmer temperatures normally indicates more sunshine, which encourages more activity Read more about How Temperature Affects Calf Activity[…]

Impact of heat stress on calves (part 2)

Inside the calf hutch Back in the summer heatwave, outside temperature reached well over 30°C in some parts of the UK. In our trial, the temperature reached a maximum of 25°C, but this was still enough to cause some dramatic changes inside calf hutches. One of the hottest days of the year here was August Read more about Impact of heat stress on calves (part 2)[…]

Impact of Cold Stress

[pl_row] [pl_col col=12] [pl_text] What’s happening inside your buildings? Ventilation and temperature in housed environments are important to keeping youngstock in optimum conditions. On one farm, Smartbell™ found a considerable difference in temperature within a building, reducing growth rates as calves required extra energy for warmth. Events in the first few months of life have Read more about Impact of Cold Stress[…]