Milk Bar ™ 12

Product Code: 910500

Being 8kg we’ve thought hard about how to make this bigger feeder easy to use for most people.
The cut out at the front and the rear ledge lets you pull the front of the feeder up and away from the calves. This makes lifting the feeder off the rail much easier to reduce back strain.
Fitted with sturdy aluminium hooks. The hooks are predrilled so you can adjust them to sit on gates of 25mm - 32mm.
With larger groups of calves, using controlled flow Milk Bar™ Teats reduces cross suckling and stomach upsets to cut your management time.

Using a screw driver, adjust the aluminium hooks to fit your gate.
Fill with milk and leave the calves to it!

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™ 12 comes ready to use with teats and hooks fitted.

Volume: 90L
Weight: 8kg
Length: 1.2m
Height: 460mm
Width: 430mm

Warranty: The feeder has a two year warranty with proof of purchase.
The warranty does not apply to consumable parts (teats and hooks).
Made from food grade polyethylene and U.V Stabilised for long life.

Milk Bar™ Teats are made from a natural rubber with no synthetic or oil based rubber.
NZ Pat Apps 757655 & 767633 & 727000. NZ Des Reg. 420972 PCT Patent Applications NZ2016/050190 & NZ2020/050110 International Patents and Designs pending or apply.
NZ Pat 247112

Check out the Milk Bar 12 in action

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