"Thank you very, very much fro your product. The only regret I have is that I did not have the use of the FlexiTunnel Calf Rearing Concept 10 years ago...!" A. L., Waihi, Calf Rearer.
"I am very impressed by the design and strength of the flexitunnel. It didn't show any sign of stress in the exceptionally high winds we experienced a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, the nearby trees didn't have the same durability and some big branches came down and damaged one section. I intend to move the tunnel out of harm's way and extend it by one or two sections. Could you please advise me of the costs of each and the transport cost." R. J., Taupo
“We have sent our weaned heifer calves on a heifer grazing contract with Wanganui Vet Group and been told two years in a row that our calves are amongst the best they have seen….have been very happy with the investment we made into the FlexiTunnel concept and the returns we get from giving our calves what we think is the best possible start in life.” K.W. Waitara
" Five years on, the heifers are now a much better size - as a result of rearing them in the FlexiTunnel ... easy to work with and the calves seem to be very comfortable in them ... putting their energy into growth and development, not just trying to stay warm ... no disease during the past five years ... appreciate how easy the tunnels make the job. I would not go back to the old way - this is so easy and they do so much better." (Iain McGillivray, Reporoa)
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"The weight gain and general condition of the calves in the plastic house were way ahead of the ones we reared in the converted shed. It got to the point where we were taking taking calves out of the draughty sheds and putting them into the FlexiTunnel for their last two weeks of milk feeding", K. J. C.
”Hi Ernst, the payment for the new film is set up for Monday. I hope that it is the same thickness as the previous one (I don’t know what that one was). Although my cat insists on climbing over it she doesn’t seem to make holes. It has worn through where it rubs on the frame and there is a split in it but I think it has done very well – 12 years. It has endured snow, frosts and wind. Regards, Elizabeth G.” Elizabeth G. Timaru
"the weight gain and general condition of the calves in the plastic house were way ahead of the ones we reared in the converted sheds. It got ot the point where we were taking calves out of the drafty sheds and putting them in the plastic house for their last two weeks of milk feeding." (23.12.04 - W+K.C Feilding)
“The calves could come and go as they needed. Most calves were out during the day and came in at night. All stayed in at night. I was very surprised at how warm it remained inside the tunnel… great - they really flourished, no problems at all… money well invested!" (A.P. and I.S. Hamilton)
“It never got wet / damp inside due to it heating up with the sun shining through the plastic film … they enjoy it, always happy and run inside if it is raining … gain weight well and are always healthy … had no losses … probably due to minimal 'bad bug' build up due to the sun on the floor … are funny to watch when it is raining and you come to feed them: They stay inside the FlexiTunnel watching until the milk is in the drum and then come out of the shelter. It was a good investment, the calves do well and we grow good vegetables when the calves are not using it.” ( M. and C. H. Westland)
"… warm, wind free and low stress … as good as a well constructed permanent calf rearing system/facility …worthwhile for us as sharemilkers, due to portability.”
(B. and J. M. Tirau)
"…calves liked the tunnels very much - was their place of choice especially when young … weight gain was very good, did not loose birth weight, minimal scour trouble… made a huge difference to ease of raising our calves and the quality of them … consider our investment worthwhile." (C.and A. P. Puhoi)
"Litter in the Tunnel stayed dry all the time ... had some very strong easterly and southerly winds. Surprised that it stayed in place! ... good investment ... will be using it every year from now on" (A&P Kumara, Westland)
"Purchasing a FlexiTunnel was cheaper than enlarging my existing shed - and it is "flexible". I can now shift the shelter where ever I want to .... I appreciate the care you put in your product, but also the aftercare... good product, great business!" (M&W, Cambridge)