“A calf can stand a good deal of cold weather if it is dry and protected from drafts”July 1931
Providing an excellent environment is a key component in successfully raising calves. For calf housing the environment includes the calf’s resting space, feeding, and walking surfaces. A clean, dry resting surface ensures a hair coat that helps insulate the calf against the cold, low air temperatures,and sudden changes in temperature.
To ensure you have adequate and clean bedding, perform the knee test. Provide amply bedding to allow calves to have a Nesting Score 3 (legs are not visible when laying down) for the cold, winter months.