SEMEN & LIVESTOCK
CALF CARE PRODUCTS
PARLORS & MILKING EQUIPMENT
HOUSING & COW COMFORT
The teat is the key
Milk Bar Teats are designed with calf health in mind. The rubber is specifically formulated to ensure calves suckle hard through to weaning to support the digestive system. Milk Bar Teats are made in New Zealand and each one is hand slit so we know the milk delivery is the correct speed.
Squeeze a Milk Bar Teat OR a cows teat and milk drips out. The calf squeezes the teat to open it and suckles to release the milk. This uses positive and negative pressure just like Mother Nature. She drinks slowly at about 3 to 4 minutes per liter and produces a lot of saliva.
This works in harmony with nature to improve calf health.
The calf rearing solution
Calves fed with Milk Bar Teats have increased lactose absorption!
Results from the Milk Bar Teat:
Healthy thick, even curding.
Only 3mg/gm of lactose remained two hours after feeding. Reducing lactose (sugar) in the intestines limits the food source required for pathogens to multiply.
NOTE: Lactose absorption can not be observed!
It requires laboratory analysis.
Results from the faster feeding teat:
Significantly higher lactose (12mg/gm) in the abomasum of calves fed from a faster teat.
These calves had much higher concentrations of lactose in the intestine and faeces.
Higher lactose levels in the intestine feed pathogens, allowing them to multiply rapidly. This can be a major cause of scours.