CowSignals trainer for 10 years Bengt Egil Elve shows us a calf shed in Norway. "They did a lot to improve calf rearing, with little effort".
European law requires that young calfs have a buddy. This is good for socialization and hightens feed intake by competition.
Here calfs can see and touch a neighbour over the fence in the middle. They can also 'chat' with calfs on the opposite side of the shed.
Tip from us: here you see calfs can also touch other neighbours through the front fence. If all calfs can touch, diseases can spread very rapidly. Therefore, we advise to keep them in couples of two.
More info on calf rearing in our video learning Young Stock Signals.