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MilkBar Pink Feeder

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From €138.00

6 station gate or fence hung pink feeder for young calves with gripping handle on either side

  • Adjustable Ezi Lock Hooks to fit any rail size on any gate
  • Durable and easy to clean
  • Milk Bar teats included
  • Feed up to 6 calves in each feeding
  • Easy carry handles on either side make this unit is to move around

This Pink durable milk feeder has 6 feeding stations each accompanied by a feeding teat. The Milk Bar pink feeder is constructed from durable molded polyethylene,this feeder will last several calving seasons and is very fast and easy to clean. It is fitted with MilkBar teats for even milk feeding. It is ideal for new born calves and will feed 6 calves simultaneously.The adjustable Ezi lock hooks allow this feeder to be hung from gate or rail of any size. Multiple handles allow for easy movement of the feeder.


Natural Digestion: When a calf drinks from a cow, it drinks slowly with its neck stretched out and produces a lot of saliva. This action closes the oesophageal groove so the milk bypass's the rumen and enters the abomasum. When milk enters the abomasum, rennin and other enzymes curd the milk. The whey is squeezed from the abomasums and into the intestine for digestion. Milk curd is broken down by enzymes in the abomasums, before also passing into the intestine for absorption.


Saliva: Saliva is produced by suckling slowly and this balances the pH in the abomasum to help curd the milk. Saliva contains essential enzymes like lipase, for fat digestion. Saliva contains natural antibiotic properties, the first and main defence against infection. When a calf uses the Milkbar feeder and teat it ensures the right amount of saliva is produced when suckling. If the calf dosent produce enough saliva when drinking it will suck on ears, navels and udders to try and make the saliva it should have produced while drinking. Calves fed on Milk Bar Teats adopt the same drinking position as on a cow and produce lots of saliva.


Timing: Timing is important Calves are designed to drink slowly. Milkbar have found that for best results calves need to drink at 150 seconds (2mins 30) per litre. This means that 3L should take 7 and a half minutes. If you feed faster than 150 secs per litre calves will start to cross suck. When a calf is fed too fast, it may not produce the saliva it needs for proper digestion.


Milkbar Tips: When choosing your Milkbar calf feeders, bear in mind who will be feeding the calves. Sometimes a smaller feeder is best. Make sure your Milkbar teats are no higher than 60cm. Clean your teats at least twice a week with an alkali detergent. Watch your calves for any signs of infectious scours. Calves absorb more IgG when fed colostrum from a bottle than when tubed.


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