Cleaning and disinfecting calf accommodation in six steps

A hygienic work approach prevents ­problems and eventually saves time. Time the livestock farmer spends cleaning and disinfecting pens and equipment is repaid with ­problem-free rearing. All-round the best outcome!

  • remove all loose parts such as drinking buckets and feed basins

  • clean the pen as far as possible, removing straw and any manure

  • apply foam cleaner to the individual pen or igloo. Follow the instructions for the standing time and concentration

  • clean the pen with a high-pressure cleaner. The foam will help remove any stubborn dirt

  • leave the pens and equipment to dry before disinfecting

  • disinfect the equipment with a product effective on viruses and bacteria (such as cryptosporidiosis and coccidiosis). Following disinfection, rinse out buckets and feed basins.