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 this 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".
Additional washers (sold above) may also be needed when using thin-walled buckets.
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.
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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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!
Jill N from Colorado
Our old washers were old and weathered and caused leaking in the bucket. These work great once you get them straight on the grey washer. That isn’t the easiest, but doable.