Caring for the essential needs and satisfying the exacting requirements of our customers is something we've been doing for some years.
One of our primary responsibilities is providing you with the very best advice, products and service, ensuring we're with you when it comes to the life long good health of our animals.
At The Calf Company, we've earned an enviable reputation for delivering what we promise and more.
Cleaning feeding equipment
It is important that all feeding equipment is kept clean, not only does clean feeding equipment function better; it also reduces the spread of disease.
Cleaning feeding buckets
Feeding buckets should be cleaned with hot soapy water and rinsed thoroughly and left to dry in a clean environment. If teated buckets are being used the teat assembly should be taken apart every week and cleaned thoroughly. Feeding buckets should never be cleaned using hypochlorite as hypochlorite residues are very harmful to the young calf.
Cleaning Mechanical mixers
Mechanical mixers should be cleaned after use using warm soapy water. Fill the mixer with one third of water and agitate. Stop agitation and clean the top third of the mixer with a stiff brush.
Don't forget to leave the tap at the bottom of the mixer so it can dry thoroughly.
Cleaning computerised feeders
Ensure that computerised feeders are washed twice daily at 10am and 10pm.
Set the feeder to wash at 50°C and use alkaline tank cleaner rather than hypochlorite. Alkaline tank cleaner is very good at breaking down milk fat.
Clean powder outlet daily with a knife this ensures the correct level of powder is dosed into the mixing jar.
Clean electrodes that are exposed to milk every week.
Cleaning calf housing
Housing should be cleaned following each batch of calves. It is very important that no calves are in the building during the cleaning process as this will spread disease rapidly.
Housing should be cleaned out and pressure washed thoroughly. Buildings should be disinfected and left to dry before the next batch of calves.
If regular cleaning isn’t possible please refer to our equipment section and consider the use of calf cots.