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Cosy Calf Jacket - Black on calf

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Cosy Calf Calf Jacket

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Product Name Price Qty
Cosy Calf Calf Jacket - Black - Small
Excl. Tax: £22.00 Incl. Tax: £26.40
Cosy Calf Calf Jacket - Black - Large
Excl. Tax: £22.00 Incl. Tax: £26.40
Cosy Calf Calf Jacket - Brown - Small
Excl. Tax: £22.00 Incl. Tax: £26.40
Cosy Calf Calf Jacket - Brown - Large
Excl. Tax: £22.00 Incl. Tax: £26.40

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With the use of calf jackets you can make significant savings on feed, medication and bedding costs, by better conversion of energy to growth rather than warmth and reduce the risk of pneumonia and scours from chills and draughts

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With the use of calf jackets you can make significant savings on feed, medication and bedding costs, by better conversion of energy to growth rather than warmth and reduce the risk of pneumonia and scours from chills and draughts.

  • Optimum protection at low temperatures 
  • Breathable and water repellent
  • High quality for long life
  • Easy to Use
  • Machine washable at 50 degrees C
  • Available in 2 sizes
  • One chest closer, 2 adjustable leg straps

Material: Outer shell 600D Oxford, 200g filling, 210 lining.

Sizes: 

Small Jacket (Jersey) Large Jacket (Holstein/beef breeds)
Neck to tail 63cms – 25ins Neck to tail 74cms – 29ins
Along bottom
Inc. front flaps
80cms – 31.5ins Along bottom
Inc. front flaps
93cms – 37ins
Width 63cms – 25ins Width 78cms – 31ins
  • Available in a choice of Black or Brown

Benefits of using a Cosy Calf Jacket.

Dairy breed calves have been bred for their milk production, not for their temperature tolerance. They often don't have enough fat to maintain core body temperature.

The thermo-neutral zone is the range of temperatures over which an animal can become acclimatized.  

  • For newborn calves (up to 1 month) the lower critical temperature is 10 degrees C and the Upper critical temperature is 25 degrees C.  
  • For calves at 1 month this temperature range is 0 - 23 degrees C.

If your calves are in an environment that's outside of these ranges it will have to burn energy in order to maintain a consistent body temperature.  This energy comes from feed, meaning that much of the food is going to keeping your calves warm instead of growth. For practical reasons feed is often limited to a specific number of feeds per day, so one way to maximise the effect of the feed is to ensure your calves stay warm.

A calf requires 2% more energy for every 1 degree C below the thermo-neutral zone. Therefore at freezing point (0 degrees C) a calf requires 20% more milk/feed just to maintain their temperature.

The general rule for the use of calf jackets on young or sick calves is that if you feel the need of a coat then so does a calf!