Curding and digestibility
Calves fed on Milk Bar Teats weigh more and have better digestibility
During the course of the trial, some calves from both groups were humanely euthanized to see that the effects of different feeding speeds had in the digestive tract.
Lactose Absorption: Results from digestibility analysis show huge differences in the absorption of lactose in 14 days old calves.
Tests were conducted two hours after feeding and showed there was 254% more lactose remaining in abomasum of calves fed with a faster teat with an internal valve than there was in calves fed with the slower feeding Milk Bar Teats.
150% more lactose had passed through the digestive system and as far as the rectum in calves fed with a faster teat with an internal valve than in calves fed with Milk Bar Teats.
Indication of significantly higher lactose present in the intestines of calves fed with a faster teat with an internal valve could be a part of the reason why calves fed with a faster teat are prone to scours. Lactose is a sugar, and an ideal medium for the growth of bacteria.
Curding: The difference in the curd structure in the abomasum was very noticeable two hours after feeding.
Calves fed on a faster teat with an internal valve had very little curding with hard lumps of coagulated milk in a watery fluid.
Calved fed on Milk Bar Teats had even porridge like curding.
Average Daily Weight Gains: There were significant differences in the Average Daily Weight Gains with calves fed on Milk Bar Teat gaining .736kg per day compared to the calves fed on a faster teat with valve gaining .665kg per day
Using the right teat for success
Why calves fed on Milk Bar Teats are heavier and healthier
Only Milk Bar Teats have an internal web that controls the flow rate, stopping calves gulping and encouraging the correct suckling action and saliva production required for great calf health, better curding, higher weight gain and less cross suckling.
A Milk Bar Teat and a teat with an internal valve have completely different actions!