1984 - Volume #8, Issue #3, Page #29[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Kozy Jacket Protects Newborn Calves, Colts
Made of nylon fabric, it's water and wind resistant and is made with the quality of a snowmobile suit, says designer-manufacturer Verlin Swartzendruber. He notes that ranchers generally let a calf wear the jacket for the first one or two days to keep the animal dry and warm, which can help in the battle against scours and pneumonia.
Swartzendruber says dairymen can use the jacket on healthy calves in hutches during extremely cold weather, and to fight chills and help stabilize the body temperature of sick calves.
The jacket fastens with a velcro fastener in front of the calf or colt and under its stomach. The material is black to absorb heat and is machine washable.
The Kozy Kalf jacket for calves sells for $27.50. A larger jacket for colts and ponies sells for $32.50.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Big West Livestock Equipment Inc., Star Rt., Box 50, White Earth, N. Dak. 58794 (ph 701 755-3489).
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