JFC Milk Cart

Fergieman

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Northumberland
I had the basic one with mixer but no pump. Worked well and we just mixed up the batch, wheeled to the calves and used buckets to dispense it. We have now upgraded to a Volac Urban Milk Shuttle which is a different beast. Temp controlled, driven wheels and pumped out in measured amounts - every calf gets the same amount of milk every feed.
 

HarryB97

Member
Mixed Farmer
We started with a 100 litre Wydale mixer and now we have two 170 litre JFC Carts as well with out the pump which we use with our two heatwave milk warmers. Easy to move around as they have four wheels, pretty easy to clean and mix really quickly and thoroughly.
 
Location
Cornwall
We started with a 100 litre Wydale mixer and now we have two 170 litre JFC Carts as well with out the pump which we use with our two heatwave milk warmers. Easy to move around as they have four wheels, pretty easy to clean and mix really quickly and thoroughly.

Does the milk stay warm for very long once it’s mixed?
 

Scu6499

Member
We have a 170 litre Jfc with mixer with dispensing gun fed 60 calves tonight 39.8 c when I started the last milk out 37c all done in 26 minutes. A brilliant bit of kit no more mixing and carrying buckets the display says 76k litres in 12 months but 15% of this would be washing out we had put 11 ton of milk powder through it in 12 months upto the beginning of October. £1700 well spent.
 

mghadley

Member
Location
Derbyshire
We started with a 100 litre Wydale mixer and now we have two 170 litre JFC Carts as well with out the pump which we use with our two heatwave milk warmers. Easy to move around as they have four wheels, pretty easy to clean and mix really quickly and thoroughly.
Are you feeding calves with your Heatwave machines ??
 
Location
Cornwall
We have a 170 litre Jfc with mixer with dispensing gun fed 60 calves tonight 39.8 c when I started the last milk out 37c all done in 26 minutes. A brilliant bit of kit no more mixing and carrying buckets the display says 76k litres in 12 months but 15% of this would be washing out we had put 11 ton of milk powder through it in 12 months upto the beginning of October. £1700 well spent.

Did you get the heater that goes with it?
 

Scu6499

Member
No we have a 120 litre hot water heater which heats to about 75 c from the heater it run through a thermostatic mixer valve with a cold supply delivering water to the mixer at around 42c it sounds very elaborate but it was all bought off eBay for a few £100
 

NI agri-food stakeholder groups discuss climate change bill with committee

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Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland

The Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) recently submitted oral evidence to members of the Stormont Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (AERA) committee on the content and potential impact of the Northern Ireland Climate Change Bill (No.2).

This draft legislation was recently introduced to the Northern Ireland Assembly by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) in conjunction with agriculture minister, Edwin Poots.

“We were accompanied by representatives from a wide range of food industry bodies, including the Northern Ireland Meat Exporters’ Association,the Ulster Farmers’ Union [UFU], Northern...
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