Milk Bar ™ 8

Product Code: 910330

Although light to handle, the Milk Bar™ 8 is strong enough to take the daily punishment of large calves.
Fitted with Ezi Lock Hooks which secure the feeder to the rail and prevent calves pushing it off.
The wider teat spacing of 13cm gives large breeds and older calves loads of room.
Feeders interstack for handling and storage and the open lines make cleaning easy.
Fitted with Milk Bar™ Teats to reduce breakaway behaviour.

With Ezi Lock Hooks you can hang this feeder on anything from wooden rails to hutch gates.
Simply hang the feeder in place, lock the hooks and fill with milk.
After feeding you can either remove the feeder, or flip it upside down until the next feed.

To give your calves the best drinking position, hang the feeder on a rail around 100 cm high. This puts the teat at 60cm which is the optimum height for calves and helps the oesophageal groove to close and milk to bypass the rumen.

How do I change my teats?

Milk Bar™ Teats have a pull through design to sit snugly against the feeder wall for optimum hygiene. However, while this is the most hygienic system, it can also be difficult to change teats!
Use a Teat Tool: This is by far the easiest method. The purpose designed Teat Tool plucks the teat from the feeder with minimal effort in seconds.
Pull the teats out by hand: When removing by hand, make sure to either pull the teat directly down or up. If you try to pull the teat straight out, it will be a tough job!
Cut the teats out: Make sure the blade is sharp and you use the knife away from you.

Be sure to check the teat alignment is correct and the slit is vertical!

Milk is a difficult substance to clean off of surfaces. You need hot water to remove the fat, but the heat can bake the protein onto the surface. Using warm water to get rid of the protein leaves a film of fat. When fats and proteins stick to the surface of equipment, they form a biofilm, a nutrient-rich layer in which bacteria grow.
The biofilm protects bacteria from the cleaning process and results in equipment that appears clean but has bacteria on the surface. The cleaning process not only needs to remove fat and protein from surfaces but prevent the formation of a biofilm.
All Milk Bar™ Teats are made from a natural rubber. Natural rubber absorbs the milk fat and protein which causes the teats to become softer.
Using an Alkali Detergent a few times a week with strip the milk fat and protein from the rubber so your calves can enjoy the controlled flow for longer.

  1. Rinse your feeder with water.
  2. Use an alkali detergent, following the manufacturers instructions.
  3. Using a brush to lightly scrub the feeder and outside of the teats making sure to bend the teats over.
  4. Rinse clean.
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The Milk Bar™ 8 comes with the teats and hooks fitted and ready to use.

Volume: 60L
Weight: 5kg
Length: 850mm
Height: 430mm
Width: 460mm
Warranty: The feeder has a two year warranty with proof of purchase.
The warranty does not apply to consumable parts (teats and hooks).

Milk Bar™ Teats are made from a natural rubber with no synthetic or oil based rubber.