Using a screw driver, adjust the aluminium hooks to fit your gate.
Fill with milk and leave the calves to it!
Straight feeders have some weight so it may be a two person job to remove them from the rails.
In some cases the Milk Bar™ 20 may be a better solution or two Milk Bar™ 10 feeders places together.
Feel free to ask us here to discuss which option might be best for your shed. Because of the length, Milk Bar™ Straight Line feeders are not practical to freight and are only available in New Zealand.
To give your calves the best drinking position, hang the feeder on a rail around 90 - 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!