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 ruminent 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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Christine V from North Carolina
I bought extra washers just because if I need it I will already have it. With hungry lambs depending on their bucket, a leaking worn washer would be a big problem. Cheap insurance to have some extras around.
Charles A from Ny
I bought the entire bucket system for my goat babies. It was everything i hoped it would be . You might find parts that work as well and hold up as well , but I made one order and it all came to me , faster and at less cost than if I tried to build my own lamb bar . Finally , a product that I was not disappointed in . Thankyou Premier !
Allen/marli Y from Missouri
I like the design of these units. The lambs have no problem getting to the very last drop of milk in the bucket!
Shannon L from Georgia
Love love love these for multi kid feeders using pritchard nipples.
Jackie L from Virginia
These units are awesome! Huge time saver plus if you hang them at the right level and use cold milk- the babies never get that "pot belly" that other bottle babies do. Last year, we raised several orphans on these buckets that grew up to do really well in the summer shows.
Order several of both the natural nipples to start lambs and harder nipples once they get the hang of it- the lambs will use them up and they will drip really bad- so you want to keep those on hand. I am planning on one set for about two lambs. I replaced the washer at the beginning of the season and that is usually the only time it needs to be replaced, but I keep them on hand just in case.
I also have the wrench so I can change the nipples myself and not have to get someone with "man hands" to help me- but if you have strong hands you may not need it.
The units work great with the Purina Honor Chow buckets- and if you have a lot of those- it is a great way to use them. The bucket holder is just a hair too small for the HSC buckets- but I just wedge them in and let them fall to the side slightly. Those buckets have a lid that is hinged and makes refill simple.
Overall- great product! Thank you for making it available!