Royal Veterinary College Seeks Views On Calf Housing Strategies

As part of a large PhD project, the Royal Veterinary College have produced a survey which aims to gather information about how UK dairy farmers are currently housing and managing their pre-weaning heifer calves.

The College is particularly interested in identifying whether calves are individually or group housed, as well as farmers’ opinions about these different housing options. The information will be used to develop a better understanding of current UK calf housing strategies, and will assist in directing further work to understand the advantages and disadvantages of a given system.

Participation in this survey is entirely voluntary and it will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. The data collected from the survey will be completely anonymised and will remain confidential.