1993 - Volume #17, Issue #5, Page #37[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Melter Turns Udder Balm Into LiquidsYou can turn udder balm, salves, or other ointments into liquids to use as teat dips for dairy cows with the "Metter". We invented it after getting tired of ending up with more udder balm on our hands than on the cows.
The low-watt electrical unit uses less electricity than a 50-watt bulb so you can leave it running at little cost. You fill it half-full with water and plug it into a 110-volt outlet. Then you fill our 4-oz. dip cup with your salve and place the dip cup into the water (unit can hold up to three dip cups at a time). It takes about two hours to melt most salves. After dipping teats, you put the dip cup back into the unit to keep it warm. You can set the unit on a timer so it turns on a couple hours before milking. Sells for $24. (Dennis Schneider, Metter, P.O. Box 276, Cosby, Mo. 64436 ph 800 453-0716)
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