Occupational material for calves

Occupational materials in the calf pen prevent undesirable behaviour and promote social and play behaviour.

Mutual sucking and licking of objects is often caused when young animals are reared without a mother, as the need to suck is not yet sufficiently satisfied. The sucking can cause health-related problems in the calves, such as digestive disorders, impaired growth and teat injuries.

To ensure the vitality of the calves, this need of the animals must be met. With the appropriate occupational material, boredom is reduced and curiosity is positively challenged. In addition, the playful interaction between the animals in a group is positively influenced. Sufficient occupational material in the calf pen accustoms the animals to different objects. As a result, calves learn to deal with new situations and objects, which leads to less stress for the animals later on.

Kälber mit pinkem Futterspielball
Feed Ball Toy
This ball is especially suitable for use in stables, pastures or paddocks. The 19 feed openings allow for optimal roughage intake. A larger opening makes it very easy to fill the play ball.
Kälber mit Futterspielsack
The feed play bag is universally applicable and easy to mount in the stable or on the pasture. This is optimally suited for species-appropriate feeding of hay.

Beschäftigungssauger für Kälber
Teat Activity Set
With this teat, calves can fulfil their unmet need to suckle. The teat is mounted on the wall and provides an occupation option for individual and group housing.

Spielseil für Kälber
Play ropes
This rope is made of organic natural material and can easily be adjusted to the size of the animals.
Beißring Natur für Kälber
Biting Ring Natural
The biting ring is an organic, changeable, healthy and harmless material to keep calves occupied.

Spielzeug aus Naturkautschuk BiteStar für Kälber
Toy made from natural rubber BiteStar
The four protruding pins encourage the animals to play together. Due to the ingenious shape, the BiteStar is also attractive for the animals over a longer period of time. This toy is suitable for sticking on hutches or feeding bowls. A high level of attractiveness is ensured by the ability to turn and push.

Kratzmatte für Kälber und Kühe
Scratch Mat
The mobile and soft nubs of this scratch mat provide optimum coat care without the risk of skin irritation. Multifunctional application possibilities are given with this product. For example, this mat can be attached to the wall or around pillars, posts or corners.
Kratz- und Reinigungsmatte KratzPad für Kälber und Kühe
Scratch and Cleaning Mat ScratchPad
The flexible mat for natural coat care - without any tools!
Simple, flexible and safe: the scratching and cleaning mat with the skin-friendly structure.

Scratching brushes from the HAPPYCOW assortment are also ideal as occupational material.