Milk Bar™ Training Bottle

Product Code: 901100

Getting the first few feeds right are critical to the overall performance of the calf and the Trainer Bottle is a great tool to help you achieve this.
Perfectly balanced to reduce arm fatigue when bottle feeding calves, it is fitted with the Milk Bar™ Training Teat which uses a combination of controlled flow with a softer rubber formulation for training young calves or supporting weaker calves.
The teat design encourages the correct suckling action so calves produce enough saliva to boost immunity.

The Milk Bar™ Training Bottle is designed to be used in two feeding positions.

  1. Standing behind the calf. This position is ideal for young or weak calves. By straddling the calf, you can gently hold them in position with your legs.
  2. Standing in front of the calf. Once calves are feeding confidently, you can switch position and stand in front of the calf. This prepares her for drinking from a fence hanging feeding.

After a few feeds, your calf should be ready to move onto a fence hanging feeder fitted with Milk Bar™ Teats. Changing to the more controlled flow of the Milk Bar™ Teat safeguards calves against the harmful effects of fast feeding.

How do I change the bottle teat?
The softer compound makes it easier to pull the Milk Bar™ Training Teat from the bottle.
Grip the bottle with your knees.
By hand or with pliers, pull the teat firmly to the side, Or using a sharp blade, cut the teat at the base.
Place the new teat into the hole and pull through. Be sure check the teat is aligned correctly and the slit is vertical.

Milk is a difficult substance to clean off of surfaces. You need hot water to remove the fat, but the heat can bake the protein onto the surface. Using warm water to get rid of the protein leaves a film of fat. When fats and proteins stick to the surface of equipment, they form a biofilm, a nutrient-rich layer in which bacteria grow.
The biofilm protects bacteria from the cleaning process and results in equipment that appears clean but has bacteria on the surface. The cleaning process not only needs to remove fat and protein from surfaces but prevent the formation of a biofilm.

Made from renewable, high quality natural rubber, Milk Bar™ Teats are kinder to the environment. Natural rubber absorbs the milk fat and protein which can cause the teats to become softer and start to drip. The milk flow can become faster, decreasing calf performance.

Recommended cleaning: Use Milk Bar™ Detergent, a dishwashing detergent, or any other non-chlorine/ chloride dairy detergent twice a week. Important! Chlorine/chloride based dairy detergents degrade natural rubber which reduces teat performance and voids any warranty.

  1. Rinse your teats with water.
  2. Use a gentle detergent, following the manufacturer’s instructions. Do not use Chlorine/chloride based dairy detergents!
  3. Using a brush, lightly scrub the outside of the teats making sure to bend the teats. By bending the teats, any milk gets pushed back inside the feeder so the detergent can make contact with the inside of the teat wall.
  4. Rinse clean.
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The Milk Bar™ Training Bottle comes with the teat fitted and ready to use.

Volume: 3L
Weight: 600gms
Length: 350mm
Height: 150mm
Width: 120mm

Made from food grade polyethylene and U.V Stabilised for long life.
Warranty: The bottle has a two year warranty with proof of purchase. The warranty does not apply to consumable parts (teats and bottle cap).

Milk Bar Teats are made from a natural rubber with no synthetic or oil based rubber.
NZ Pat Apps 757655 & 767633 & 727000. NZ Des Reg. 420972 PCT Patent Applications NZ2016/050190 & NZ2020/050110 International Patents and Designs pending or apply.

Using the Training Bottle makes teaching a little easier

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