work in harmony with the digestive system

New! Drip Proof Technology

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 Proof 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 DPT 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 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

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 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.

Teat Height

 

It’s important for the calf that the feeder is positioned at the right height. You want to hang your feeder so the teat is around knee height, about 60cm or 24 inches. This puts the calf into a more natural feeding position.

Most farms have feeders too high. The calf has to reach up for the teat, she then pulls on the teat and can damage it but more importantly the oesophageal groove cannot function correctly when she is stretching up.

Think about the height of your cow’s udders, this is the natural height that the calf should drink from. She is not a giraffe!

This video shows how calves adopt a natural feeding position when the teats are at the right height.
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