Milk Bar ™ 15 Compartment

Product Code: 912500

The Milk Bar™ 15 Compartment is a specialised unit to fill the needs of a few select farms.

Using the Milk Bar™ Teat is what makes feeding a large group of calves with a compartment feeder possible. The Milk Bar™ Teat controls and regulates the milk flow and delivers a much more even feed. This is important for compartment feeders as if one calf finishes first, she will bunt her neighbour off and cause all sorts of mischief.

Feel free to ask us here if the Milk Bar™ 15 Compartment is suitable for your farm.

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!

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™ 15 Compartment comes with the teats and hooks fitted and ready to use.

Volume: 2.5L ea
Weight: 16kg
Length: 3.3m
Height: 350mm
Width: 210mm

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.