Calf Housing

Our calf tunnels offer a protective, well ventilated environment perfect for rearing calves from birth. 

Polytunnels for calf housing have been used by farmers over many years to improve animal welfare and help increase profitability.

A stable protective environment reduces stress on the animals and increases food conversion to weight gain for optimum growth. Calf survival rate can be increased through reduced mortality from exposure.

Herd management becomes easier with increased comfort for both calf and herdsman.

Our calf houses have 1.5m straight sides, which allows us to have 1m of corrugated steel to shelter calves from a breeze, and allows 0.5m of high strength windbreak material above this which gives good ventilation above calf height.

The roof vents in the middle of the polytunnel allow warm air to escape through the roof which gives a fresh airy atmosphere whilst the canopy over the top of this and gutters on both sides keeps the bedding dry.

These calf rearing polytunnels are highly popular as the white roof still allows through natural light including   UV. This helps to keep good air quality inside and will help disinfect the building between batches of calves. It also reduces costs of artificial lighting.

Agricultural Housing Benefits

  • Reduced Labour
  • Cost benefits compared to traditional barn construction
  • Production benefits due to increased calf comfort
  • Naturally light environment
  • Versatile housing
  • Designed for calves

Polytunnel Details

  • Hoop framework- 60mm steel tubing
  • Gable end frame
  • Polythene roof 180 microns
  • Antihotspot tape
  • Box profile steel sheets around sides
  • Wire supported roof cover available on request
  • Galvanised steel gutters
  • Roof vents

Full construction instructions are supplied with our tunnels.

We also offer a full construction service by our experienced team.

UK Manufactured Polytunnels

AG Polytunnels is a family run business that has been designing and manufacturing agricultural and horticultural buildings for many years from their UK site in the Forest of Dean. We supply UK manufactured polytunnels to farms, domestic growers, large garden centres and commercial users throughout the World.

We use a local galvanising company or plating company to give a rust resistant finish to the various fixings.

We also run a small farm rearing a few calves and keeping a flock of sheep all of whom enjoy the benefits of our calf and sheep polytunnels over winter . If you wish to see our polytunnels in use this can be arranged.

If you would like any more information or a free no obligation quote, please feel free to contact us through our website or call us on 01594 546 935.