Bucket Teat Unit
Bucket teat units were first introduced to the USA by Premier over 30 years ago. They have been the “gold standard” design ever since.
Feed orphan lambs, goat kids and calves by attaching teat unit to a square bucket. Teats sold separately. (See Accessories tab below.)
Use a bucket teat wrench to easily tighten or loosen the plastic gray “nut”.
When using buckets with pre-drilled holes, we’ll drill 1.5" diameter holes, for up to 6 teat units on 3 sides of the bucket. If you decide to drill your own holes, the hole should be 1.5" diameter, and 0.5" up from inside bottom of the bucket.
Teats sold separately.
Why so low? When a young ruminant stretches out its neck to nurse, their esophagus elongates and forms a groove that carries the milk into the 4th stomach (the abomasum).
If the neck is not stretched, the milk falls into the first stomach instead of the 4th. But the first stomach is intended for grass and hay. It doesn’t digest milk well. A first stomach with too much milk enlarges to form a “potbelly”—and the lamb/kid can’t thrive.
Mountable Teat Feeders (for welded wire panels or wall mounting) are an alternative DIY option.
Listed below are recommended optional components or related items. Your particular situation may require alternative recommendations. Please call and talk to our consultants if there are any questions at 800-282-6631.
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Christeen W from West Virginia
They don’t seal. Mine leaks with both O-rings on it.
Thomas R from Iowa
This system works well for larger lambs. Once you’re tired of bottle feeding, go to this!
Michelle S from Missouri
Working great! We made a bucket from a tidy cat bucket. It worked fine but did need 2 gaskets to prevent leaks.
Much easier just ordering the pre-drilled buckets.
Kenneth B from Tennessee
Great product! Turn any bucket into a nursing bucket.
Jolese M from Oklahoma
Love this system and have had little issues with leaking or lack of interest from our goat kids! Everything has held up great to the goat’s abuse and I’m sure we’ll get many seasons out of this!