Dec. 14, 2012
-- Farmer Boy Ag is pleased to announce the addition of Calf-Tel’s New Pen Front and Maternity Pen to the expanding inventory. Both of these products boast features that will save dairy farmers time and money.
In addition to the many great features of the current Calf-Tel pen fronts, the latest pen front has seven new, impressive features to improve the pen system. The redesigned pen front has an adjustable bucket height that is independent of the door frame, which will save on labor and eliminate the gap at the bottom where bedding escapes. Updated pail holders limit calves from knocking out feed buckets. It also has a wider door for improved access and ventilation, a higher standard pail height, and an improved handle for increased strength. The new pen front has two optional features, including a feed pail divider that will reduce feed waste and the new capability to mount an optional nipple pail.
Calf-Tel’s Maternity Pen is 4’5” long and provides added flexibility for short-term calf housing. It takes up less space than full size pens, which saves space and money. The Maternity Pens feature the improved pen front as well as the previous standard features of a Calf-Tel Pen System. Joel & Linnea Kooistra of Kooistra Dairy Farm in Woodstock, IL say, “Calf-Tel Maternity Pens are an integral part of our calf raising program during the winter months. Small in size, the Maternity Pens help us take the bite out of the winter weather, allowing us to house our newborn calves indoors during the first few weeks of life during the winter months. Maternity Pens are placed inside our calving facility, in an area that was previously underutilized space. The maternity Pens conveniently go together, are very easy to clean, maintain, and take apart. They also only require one person to move when needed.”
Farmer Boy AG, Inc. has been at the forefront of the livestock and poultry industry, constructing facilities for these industries as well as providing a complete line of parts and supplies to keep those facilities running for years to come. Regardless of market conditions, Farmer Boy AG strives to give customers “The Best Value in Ag Supplies!” For more information on Calf-Tel’s new pen fronts or Maternity Pens, contact the Farmer Boy AG Sales Department at (800) 845-3374.