There is no doubt calves do better on warm milk. Our 240v Milk Warmer uses a 2000W element encased in alloy for immersing in milk, or any liquid, to a maximum 70cm depth. For deeper containers, and plastic bottom containers, machine must be suspended or stood on a suitable stand. (Do not suspend warmer by the handles - see our suspension devices below.) Our Teflon-coated model reduces the tedious task of cleaning milk from the element area. Rheostat controlled. These Milk Warmers will heat 100 litres of milk from 17°C to 37°C in approx 1 hour. Lift out and rinse off. For warming large volumes (trailers etc) we suggest you use a standard electric plug timer, set for required time before feeding. Milk will be warm when you are ready to go. NB: Rubbing cooking oil into the element before using will help reduce milk deposits. If used for heating colostrum, you must thin milk with warm water, or stir frequently to prevent build up on element.
Warming milk or colostrum for feeding to calves is a necessary and well accepted practice. But a problem with most conventional milk warmers is the buildup of milk solids on the heating element. This acts as an insulation-barrier, causing great inefficiency in heat transfer. The Shoof development team have come up with a practical solution. Our all-stainless heat exchanger is filled with warm or cold water. It is then placed into the full milk container. The heat exchanger takes up to 25 litres of water. Short legs keep the exchanger off the bottom, and handles can also serve as suspension 'hooks' (see photo above). Dimensions are diameter and height overall. NB: Milk still must be stirred from time-to-time to heat efficiently. Water temperatures over 55°C can create fat buildup on the exchanger. The heat exchanger heats more slowly than direct immersion of milk warmer, but eliminates most tedious cleaning and risk of element failure.
Used in a cordless drill, this mixer is fast and efficient. When spun-up the wire loops spread out and beat powder lumps smooth in seconds. This whisk is ideal for deep containers, such as 200-litre drums. All stainless steel. Length 89cm o.a.
Made in New Zealand, the 23cm diameter disc is from food-grade polypropylene, and is secured on an 8mm stainless steel shaft. These discs will not break under normal usage and will withstand heat to 95°C. Disc is easily replaced if you do happen to drive your tractor over it. Dimension is overall length of plunger.
You know they work well for whipping cream, so here is a jumbo version for mixing milk powder. Made of stainless steel. Fastest cleanest method yet for mixing smaller quantities of powdered milk. Dimension is length o.a.
Developed in New Zealand, the 900W 240v Drum Blanket wraps around a 200 litre plastic or metal drum. A stretch-cord lace allows for easy placement and removal. This device will heat 200 litres of milk or colostrum from 15°C to 28°C in 4 hours. The blanket is thermostatically controlled, so will not over-heat the milk. Power demand is quite low at 900W, so should not cause issues in poorly serviced buildings. Using this blanket there are no cleaning issues and should not be coagulation of milk, as long as it is stirred well from time to time (stirring regularly will reduce heating time.) If the blanket is left on longer than required, the milk should not get hotter than 40°C, due to the safety thermostat in the blanket. Keeping the drum indoors, in a warm still atmosphere whilst heating, will reduce heating time and power usage.