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Baby calf motel: Structure offers protection | Preston Citizen

Baby calf motel: Structure offers protection

March 28, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL

Assistant editor

Jim Naylor loves his baby calves and for the last 10 years has built a baby calf motel to keep the newborns out of the damp weather and cold.

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In late winter every year Naylor constructs a 40 X 60-foot enclosure out of 20, one-ton straw bales. He puts a tarp over the bales, puts a bed of straw on the sandy hillside near his house and strings a one-wire electric fence around the immediate area.

“I’ve been calving for a number of years and about a decade ago was prompted, for whatever reason, to build what I call a baby calf motel.

Newborn calves utilize a baby calf motel on the Jim Naylor farm during last weekend’s cold and stormy weather.

Newborn calves utilize a baby calf motel on the Jim Naylor farm during last weekend’s cold and stormy weather.

“I have discovered that if the newborns have a nice, dry place to lie down that is out of the rain and weather it helps cut down on disease. It helps eliminate scours and pneumonia.

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