work in harmony with the digestive system

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. 

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Milk Bar Colostrum Teat

Milk Bar Code: 900300

Quantity: 5 per packet

Softer rubber and a slightly longer slit makes training easy.

Use for the first 2 - 3 days then switch to the Milk Bar Teat.


NZ Pat App 757655 NZ Pat App 741934 NZ Des Reg. 420972 PCT Patent Application NZ2016/050190 International Patent and Designs pending

Milk Bar Teat

Milk Bar Code: 900100

Quantity: 10 per packet

Proven to enhance calf health.

Hygienic with no valves or threads.

NZ Pat App 757655 NZ Pat App 741934 NZ Des Reg. 420972 PCT Patent Application NZ2016/050190 International Patent and Designs pending

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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