- 500L tank with marked gradients that has a 45cm diameter opening and secure flip lid
- Two large drain taps for easy cleaning and to ensure the tank is always emptied
- Teat do not need to be removed when cleaning
- 50 teat calf feeder that comes on a galvansied single axel trailer
- Single axel trailer comes with a footplate for easy access to the tank
The Milkbar mobile calf feeder has 50 teats and holds 500L. The Milkbar mobile feeder comes on a single axel and is easy to transport and clean. The single axle has a foot plate which give you easy access to the tank. There is a 45cm diameter opening with a secure flip lid that allows for easy filling. The single axle comes with two heavy duty tyres and is on a galvanized frame. The 50 teat feeder has a manual leveler that ensures an even flow of milk to all teats. The Milkbar feeder has no pipes or tubes to clog and trap bacteria. When cleaning the teat do not need to be removed which make this feeder extremely easy to clean. For safety the weight can be altered on the drawbar to ensure balance and safety when transporting. The Milkbar 50 teat feeder comes with marked gradients to ensure you are always feeding the right amount.
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.
|WEIGHT :||1.000 KG|