Milk Bar Vitality System

Now there’s a way to ensure that calves drink at the slow speed required for full milk curding and lactose absorption. The new Vitality Management System and Vitality Bottle System combine to give you a simple method to encourage optimum calf health by regulating the speed of milk delivery throughout the weaning process.

This innovative system is easy to install. It cuts time spent raising calves and reduces the costs associated with poor health. The unique Chute System works to self-align the bottle, guaranteeing correct bottle positioning every time.

The assembled bottle is inserted into the custom-designed chute, where it automatically positions itself correctly. Mistakes are eliminated by the color-coded tag attached to the pen, hutch or chute. Bottles are simply matched to the tag color. The calf does the rest, pulling the teat forward; then as she drinks, the chute locks the bottle into place.

Lactose absorption is the single most important measure of success when feeding calves. If they drink too fast, lactose passes through the digestive system and is wasted, instead of contributing to weight gain. This is the key benefit of the Milk Bar Vitality System, as the rate of flow is controlled, slowing feeding time to maximize milk curding and lactose absorption.

Calves fed by Milk Bar teats:

• Healthy, thick, even curding
• Only 3mg/gm of lactose remained
• Reduced lactose in intestines limits food source required for pathogens to multiply

Calves fed by faster feeding teats:
• Insufficient curding
• Significantly higher lactose in abomasum: 12mg/gm  
• Much higher lactose concentrations in intestines and feces; this feeds pathogens, allowing them to multiply rapidly – a major cause of scours

There is no need to dismantle the Vitality Bottle Cap for cleaning. There is also no need to remove the Milk Bar Teat from the Teat Clip for cleaning. The system has been designed for maximum ease and efficiency, meaning that the complete unit may be washed in warm water with an alkali detergent. When calves are weaned, simply discard the teat (since it will be worn and will no longer feed young calves at the proper speed).

Specifications

Each system 5-pack comes with the following:

• 5 Milk Bar Vitality 2.64 Qt. / 3L Bottles

• 5 Milk Bar Vitality Bottle Caps

• 5 Milk Bar Vitality Bottle Chutes

• 5 Milk Bar Vitality Aligning Sockets

• 1 Milk Bar Colostrum Training Teat

• 10 Milk Bar Teats

• 10 Milk Bar Vitality Teat Clips (one of each color)

• 10 Milk Bar Vitality Tags (one of each color)

 

This innovative system is easy to install. It cuts time spent raising calves and reduces the costs associated with poor health. The unique Chute System works to self-align the bottle, guaranteeing correct bottle positioning every time.

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