NZ Wide for over 20 years
Our very popular calf shelters are made to protect your calves during the important months when they are being hand fed and raised. We have been making them for over 20 years and frequently have farmers buying one in their first year and then after finding them very effective, buy more the next year.
Buyers have also used these for sheep & goats although the goats like to use them as trampolines which is really cute until they break a pole & it all ends in tears.
Previous buyers of our calf shelters tell us how much the calves enjoy these shelters and how well they do as a result. The low height of the roof keeps the calves warmer compared to an open shed, helping to increase growth rate.
Available in 5 lengths:
55 calves – 6 bay – 10.8m long
45 calves – 5 bay – 9.0m long
35 calves – 4 bay – 7.2m long
25 calves – 3 bay – 5.4m long
16 calves – 2 bay – 3.6m long
(number of calves is approximate as calf breeds vary in size)
The calf shelters are made in a durable HDPE fabric that will give at least five years of service under normal conditions. They come with all necessary parts for easy erection including the poles, ropes and the pegs. All you need are two warratahs, spraypaint (for marking holes in the ground), a crowbar and a sledgehammer.
Easy to set up, move around, dismantle and store. When the calves have made a mess, easily move it to a new, clean location.
Made in Nelson in our factory, we also use pegs and poles made in Christchurch, New Zealand. The heavy duty polyethylene fabric is made in Australia so is great for our extreme UV conditions.
Base Cloth UV Stabilised HDPE
Coating UV Stabilised LDPE
Wing Tear - Warp 228/254N
Wing Tear – Weft 252/354
Tensile Strength - Warp 1502/1646 N/50mm
Tensile Strength – Weft 1606/1675 N/50mm
Burst Strength 3175kPa