Drip Resistant Technology is here!
It’s been an exciting time for us here at Milk Bar. We’ve been at the drawing board designing, experimenting and playing around with a whole new concept for our Milk Bar Teat.
Endless late nights discussing ideas and early mornings feeding calves to make sure the teat performs but more importantly that our four-legged friends are feeding at a healthy speed and producing the saliva they need.
For 30 years we have worked very hard to source the best quality, natural rubber from around the world, to make the
Milk Bar Teat as perfect as possible for calves. But even with the best rubber money can buy, some batches react differently to others. It’s all to do with the natural rubber source, which is a tree. We don’t use synthetic fillers, so we are impacted by changes in the rubber tree. This is why some teats last all season and some don’t.
It’s been bugging us for years, so we are thrilled to let you know that we have cracked it!!
We still use 100% natural rubber but combined with our new patent pending Drip Resistant Technology we believe we have created the perfect teat, great for calves and great for you!
Your calves will still enjoy all the health benefits associated with the controlled flow created by the Milk Bar Teat, while you can enjoy improved functionality with the innovative DRT design.
Teats that last the distance. Heavier, healthier calves. Job done.
These lovely ladies are just a few of our crucial testing team.
They have been filmed, timed, analysed, and generally been little stars. Or in this case, big stars! At 8 weeks weighing in at a hefty 95kg.
No scours, no problems.
We’ve hammered the teats to test the durability and we have to say, we’re pretty happy!
Not all teats are created equal
The difference the Milk Bar Teat makes to calf health is profound. Farmers who have switched to the controlled flow from a fast feeding teat or bucket cannot believe the difference to their calves.
Mortality drops, calves are heavier and cross suckling damage has gone.
They can hardly believe it. We do, we've been seeing these results for 27 years.
1. Internal web
You can't see it, but it's in there. The internal web is what stops calves gulping.
It makes sure the calves suckle hard and delivers milk at the natural speed.
2. Rounded end
Have you ever seen a cow with a pointed teat? We certainly haven't, that's why Milk Bar Teats are softly rounded. This makes sure the calf doesn't get any rubs on the roof of the mouth.
3. Inverted tip
So a cows teat isn't inverted but this helps calves suckle hard just like they would in nature. This is what helps make Milk Bar calves, kids and lambs healthy.
4. Special rubber
Milk Bar Teats have very special rubber. The rubber helps calves suckle hard but is soft enough for easy training. It's a science and we've nailed it. We test every single batch of rubber before we use it so only the best arrives on farm.
5. Vertical slit
The vertical slit allows the perfect amount of milk to leave the teat. This helps to protect the rumen and lungs by making sure that there is not an overflow of milk.
We hand slit every single teat to make sure it is correct.
Milk Bar Colostrum Teat
Milk Bar Code: 900300
Quantity: 5 per packet
The Milk Bar Colostrum Teat has been specifically formulated to make training calves easy whilst still ensuring that saliva is produced for immunity.
To ease the training process, fit one of your feeders with Milk Bar Colostrum Teats for the new born calves. After a few days calves will be confidently feeding and will be ready to move on to the Milk Bar Teat for continued health benefits.
Milk Bar Teat
Milk Bar Code: 900100
Quantity: 10 per packet
Square back for
all Milk Bar
Feeders and pull
Milk Bar Code: 900100-R
Quantity: 10 per packet
Round back for
all pull through
feeders and tube
Proven to enhance calf health!
The pull through design stops teats rotating and loosening during feeding and is extremely hygienic.
The inverted tip prevents irritations to the roof of the calf's mouth.
To maximise results:
Batch or seasonal calving, put new Milk Bar Teats into your feeders at the beginning of the season. This ensures that calves nurse and suckle at the correct speed to weaning.
For all year round calving, use the Follow the Teat System and the simple One Calf, One Teat rule!
Controlling the flow helps the digestive system to work effectively so calves can uptake all the nutrients and use them to put on weight.
‘Pre-weaning ADG had a significant positive effect on first-lactation performance: every 100 gm of pre-weaning ADG was associated with 85 to 111.3 kg more milk during the first lactation.’ Source: Soberon et al., 2012
‘Using slow flow rate teats to feed calves from day old to weaning appears to have an important impact on digestive processes in the immature gut. Such improvements in digestion and rumen development in young calves may assist in the digestion of milk and other feeds, leading to improved growth performance.' Source: Journal of Applied Animal Nutrition
Controlled trials show a consistent and strong trend to higher ADG when calves are fed from a controlled flow teat.