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user friendly feeders

Designed on farm for farmers

 

Milk Bar feeders are made from the highest quality polyethylene to withstand the busiest calf operation. All our feeders are born from our own practical experience so we are 100% confident you'll find them as easy to use as we do. The teat channel is low to reduce milk wastage and there are no threads or valves to trap bacteria. Milk Bar feeders come fully assembled with teats fitted and ready to use!

100 % Bunt Proof Ezi Lock Hooks!

Lock onto rails or gates up to 75mm.  

Feeders interstack with teats fitted.

Sounds simple but t's unique to Milk Bar

and makes handling feeders quick and

easy.

Feeders come with either large cut out handles like this Milk Bar 10, or secure finger grips.

Feeders have a sloping front to protect your knuckles from bruising when training calves.

Hooks that work in every situation

 

Milk Bar feeders are fitted with three different types of hooks depending on the size of feeder. 

Moulded

These hooks are moulded into the feeder and fit 25, 40, 50mm rails. 

Most feeders fitted with moulded hooks have a self locking catch to secure the

feeder to the rail.

Aluminium

Used on feeders where hooks are too far apart to be adjusted simultaneously.
Pre drilled for use on different rail or gate widths.

Ezi Lock Hooks

The ultimate in feeder hooks!

Ezi Lock Hooks are fully adjustable and lock the feeder to the gate or rail.

Calves cannot knock the feeder off the rail but perhaps most importantly the feeders are pulled firm to the rail and do not tip forward. This means all calves have the same amount of milk until the very last drop.

Feeders can be flipped upside down to keep the teat away from the calves. 

Milk Bar Individual Feeders

 

With five options the Milk Bar Range of individual feeders adapts to all calf hutch or pen styles! 

 

Milk Bar Trainer Bottle

Milk Bar Code: 901100

Volume: 3L
Weight: 600gms
Length: 350mm
Height: 150mm
Width: 120mm
Handle: Carry handle

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Milk Bar 1

Milk Bar Code: 910100

Volume: 3L
Weight: 700gms
Length: 210mm
Height: 250mm
Width: 210mm
Hooks: Moulded 25mm
Handle: Finger grips

NEW Lid!

Milk Bar 1EL - Outside

Milk Bar Code: 910130

Volume: 8L
Weight: 1.5kg
Length: 290mm
Height: 400mm
Width: 270mm
Hooks: Ezi Lock
Handle: Finger grips

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Milk Bar 1EL - Inside

Milk Bar Code: 910131

Volume: 8L
Weight: 1.5kg
Length: 290mm
Height: 400mm
Width: 270mm
Hooks: Ezi Lock
Handle: Finger grips

Milk Bar 1 4L

Milk Bar Code: 910120

Volume: 4L
Weight: 700g
Length: 210mm
Height: 210mm
Width: 210mm
Hooks: Moulded 25mm
Handle: Finger grips

Easy change teat attachment

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Milk Bar Group Feeders

 

Group feeding calves significantly reduces time and labour, however people can be reluctant to group calves because of cross suckling issues. Calves fed from a fast teat or a bucket will suckle each other’s navels and udders causing infections and long term damage.
The Milk Bar Teat resolves this issue so calves can be group fed with minimal risk. The controlled flow of the Milk Bar Teat satisfies the suckling urge so after feeding, calves are quiet, satisfied and contented.
A study at the University of British Columbia found that pair-housed calves continued to gain weight after weaning while
individually housed calves experienced a lag in weight gain after weaning. Group or pair-housed calves also experience group learning. In a study performed at Utah State University, calves housed in groups learned to eat calf starter at an earlier age than calves housed individually. Consumption of calf starter promotes rumen development to increase feed efficiency.

 

Milk Bar 4

Milk Bar Code: 910180

Volume: 36L
Weight: 3kg
Length: 700mm
Height: 400mm
Width: 300mm
Hooks: Ezi Lock
Handle: Finger Grips

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Milk Bar 5

Milk Bar Code: 910200

Volume: 15L
Weight: 2kg
Length: 300mm
Height: 360mm
Width: 300mm
Hooks: Moulded 25-40mm
Handle: Carry handle

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Milk Bar 6

Milk Bar Code: 910300

Volume: 36L
Weight: 3kg
Length: 700mm
Height: 400mm
Width: 300mm
Hooks: Ezi Lock
Handle: Finger grips

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NEW Lid!

Milk Bar 8

Milk Bar Code: 910330

Volume: 60L
Weight: 5kg
Length: 850mm
Height: 430mm
Width: 460mm
Hooks: Ezi Lock
Handle: Cut out handles

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Milk Bar 10

Milk Bar Code: 910400

Volume: 60L
Weight: 5kg
Length: 850mm
Height: 430mm
Width: 460mm
Hooks: Ezi Lock
Handle: Cut out handles

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Milk Bar 12

Milk Bar Code: 910500

Volume: 90L
Weight: 8kg
Length: 1.2m
Height: 460mm
Width: 430mm
Hooks: Aluminium
Handle: Finger grips and cut out handle

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Milk Bar 20

Milk Bar Code: 910800

Volume: 120L
Weight: 12kg
Height: 900mm
Width: 900mm

The Free Standing Milk Bar 20 is ideal for inside or outside.

The solid base prevents calves knocking the feeder over.

Compartment Feeders

 

Compartment feeders are helpful for sorting calves into groups. 

 

Milk Bar 2 Compartment

Milk Bar Code: 912100

Volume: 2.5L ea
Weight: 2kg
Length: 400mm
Height: 400mm
Width: 250mm
Hooks: Ezi Lock
Handle: Finger grips

Milk Bar 3 Compartment

Milk Bar Code: 912200

Volume: 2.5L ea
Weight: 3kg
Length: 500mm
Height: 400mm
Width: 250mm
Hooks: Ezi Lock
Handle: Finger grips

Milk Bar 4 Compartment

Milk Bar Code: 912250

Volume: 2.5L ea
Weight: 3.5kg
Length: 660m
Height: 400mm
Width: 300mm
Hooks: Ezi Lock
Handle: Finger grips

Milk Bar 5 Compartment

Milk Bar Code: 912300

Volume: 2.5L ea
Weight: 4.5kg
Length: 850mm
Height: 390mm
Width: 300mm
Hooks: Ezi Lock
Handle: Finger grips

Milk Bar 10 Compartment

Milk Bar Code: 912400

Volume: 2.5L ea
Weight: 11kg
Length: 1.13m
Height: 430mm
Width: 480mm
Hooks: Aluminium
Handle: Finger grips and cut out handle

Teat Height

 

It’s important for the calf that the feeder is positioned at the right height. You want to hang your feeder so the teat is around knee height, about 60cm or 24 inches. This puts the calf into a more natural feeding position.

Most farms have feeders too high. The calf has to reach up for the teat, she then pulls on the teat and can damage it but more importantly the oesophageal groove cannot function correctly when she is stretching up.

Think about the height of your cow’s udders, this is the natural height that the calf should drink from. She is not a giraffe!

This video shows how calves adopt a natural feeding position when the teats are at the right height.