Milk Bar Waterers

Calves need four times more water than dry matter or a four to one (4:1) ratio. In other words, if the calf is eating 500 grams (g) of dry matter a day then she will need at least two litres (L) of water. As she reaches weaning age and is eating one kilogram (kg) per day, she will need 4L of water.

Limiting water directly impacts the amount of dry matter the calf will consume, which affects the animal’s performance.
The water trough placement in the pen is also an important consideration. If the meal and water troughs are directly side by side, calves will dribble water into the meal and meal into the water which leads to them consuming less of both.
Ensuring access to clean fresh water can increase water consumption by 32 percent which, in turn, can increase meal uptake by 13 percent, leading to improvements in average dairy weight gains.

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Milk Bar Pen Waterer

Milk Bar Code: 935100

Volume: 8L
Weight: 3.5kg
Length: 330mm
Height: 575mm
Width: 275mm
Hooks: Screws to the wall

Valve: McInnes Float Valve

Drain Point: Yes

Available: New Zealand, Australia.

All other regions, please ask here!

The clever design on the Pen Waterer stops dust, bird droppings and prevents calves contaminating the water supply with droppings and pee.

Very easy to install, the Milk Bar Pen Waterer screws to the wall and comes fitted with a 40mm riser to connect to your water supply. 

The float valve is set to refill at 8 litres so water is refilling and stays clean and fresh.

When used outside it prevents algae growing.

The drain point slopes away and is easy to empty.

It really is the ultimate water solution!

Milk Bar pen waterer
Snack Water Trough

Milk Bar Code: 935300

Volume: 15L
Weight: 2.5kg
Length: 650mm
Height: 130mm
Width: 200mm
Hooks: Moulded 25mm

Valve: McInnes Float Valve

Drain Point: Yes

Available: New Zealand. All other regions, please ask here!

The Snack Water Trough has the float valve fitted to the middle of the trough so you can use one waterer between two adjoining calf pens for an economical water solution.

The base slopes down to the central drain point to make cleaning quick and easy.

A very versatile trough that sits on 25mm rails and can be used inside or out,

Milk Bar Water trough
McInnes Float Valve

Milk Bar Code: 935402

Weight: 600gms
Length: 220mm
Height: 110mm
Width: 100mm
PSI: Up to 100psi
Inlet: 20mm male thread

The float valve tongue is encased so calves cannot flood the pens. 

A tough and durable case protects the float valve. To prevent calves flooding pens, the float valve tongue is fully encased. A 40mm fitting makes connecting to your water supply an easy job.

Milk Bar Tri Pen Waterer

Milk Bar Code: 935500

Volume: 20L
Weight: 7kg
Length: 910mm
Height: 610mm
Width: 300mm

Hooks: Screws to the wall

Valve: McInnes Float Valve

Drain Point: Yes

Available: New Zealand. All other regions, please ask here!

The same concept as the Milk Bar Pen Waterer but on a larger scale for large pens of calves. The Tri Pen Waterer can also be positioned between two adjoining pens. 

Milk Bar Tri Waterer

Placing waterers on the opposite side of the pen to the meal trough will prevent calves dribbling meal into the water and will further encourage water uptake to improve calf performance.

Top Tip! Place your waterers away from starter ration

Milk Bar Meal Feeders


Developing a healthy rumen early is vital to ease the transition from a pre-ruminant to a ruminant animal.
The enzymes in grains stimulate and develop the rumen. A healthy rumen has a dark colouration which is caused by increased tissue mass and large blood vessels.

From the age of six weeks calves can start to use some energy and nutrition from grain. Provided they are eating 700 grams of meal, at six weeks, you can start to reduce the milk volume. 


Snack Bar

Milk Bar Code: 930800

Volume: 8kg
Weight: 2kg
Length: 650mm
Height: 130mm
Width: 200mm
Hooks: Moulded 25mm
Available: New Zealand. All other regions, please ask here!

Ideal for animal snacks for all sorts of animals!

The Snack Bar is highly durable and will last for many years both inside and out. 

Braden Start Bottle

Milk Bar Code: 930100

Volume: 500gms
Weight: 2kg
Length: 200mm
Height: 300mm
Width: 200mm
Hooks: Plastic strap

Braden Start Nipple

Milk Bar Code: 930200

Replacement nipple for the Braden Start Bottle.

Using a Braden Start Bottle from the first few days will encourage starter ration uptake from a much earlier age.

Calves will play with the bottle and start to nibble the meal/ starter ration.

Contents stay fresh and dry and meal consumption is increased from an early age. Use one Braden Start Bottle for every 2.5 calves.

Braden Start Bottle
Braden Start Bottle replacement
Bird Proof Meal Bar

Milk Bar Code: 930900

Volume: 40kg
Weight: 12kg
Length: 1m
Height: 850mm
Width: 300mm
Hooks: Aluminium

Available: New Zealand, Ireland. All other regions, please ask here

Bird Proof Curtain

Milk Bar Code: 930910

Replacement curtain.

Simple to replace, remove the worn curtain and screw the new one in place. 

The first ever meal feeder with bird proofing, the Bird Proof Meal Bar is an oldie but a goodie! It's had a few modifications over the years and is still  a go to solution for farmers even 24 years later!

The Bird Proof Meal Bar is one has a rear hatch so the feeder can be filled from outside the pen or paddock. The curtain keeps birds out and the cover protects the contents from rain.

One Bird Proof Meal Bar feeds 30 calves and can be used inside or out.

Milk Bar Meal Bar meal feeder
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Milk Bar Bird Proof meal feeder
Munch Trough

Milk Bar Code: 930700

Volume: 20kg
Weight: 4kg
Length: 800mm
Height: 530mm
Width: 300mm
Hooks: Moulded 50mm
Handle: Finger grips

Available: New Zealand. All other regions, please ask here!

Originally designed for horses that like to throw their feed around, the high back and sides of the Munch Trough prevents spillage.

Ideal for calves, horses, cattle, emus and alpacas or anything else you can think of! 

UV stabilised so ideal for inside or outside use. 


Essential meal and water

Water is beneficial to the development if the rumen and is essential for the digestion and the metabolic function of the calf. Even slight hydration an affect the metabolic function and reduce feed intake.

Meal consumption is critical to improving rumen development, increasing daily gains and reducing rearing costs. 

All Milk Bar Meal and Waterers have been designed to fit any shed configuration and budget and offer practical, durable solutions. 

Meal Saver

Volume: 150kg
Length: 1.2m
Height: 730mm
Width: 800mm
Hooks: Aluminium

Available: New Zealand, Ireland. All other regions, please ask here

The ultimate meal feeder!

Wind proof, pest proof, water proof.

Meal wastage is a thing of the past with the Milk Bar Meal Saver.

The lids are counterweighted with water. 

For training the lids are chained up and then as the calves know where to go for their meal, the counterweights are filled with water. This allows the lids to 'float' above the trough. After around a week the weight can be reduced so the lids rest lightly on the trough.

Calves will lift the lids with their noses and there is zero waste!

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