“One of those products that makes you wonder why you ever put up with what you were using before! Fast & easy to use and the flexible tube is so much kinder on the calves”
Melissa Barbour, Farmer, Maungatautari, New Zealand
“I have never felt comfortable tubing my calves before because I was worried I would get milk in their lungs. I was surprised how easy the Antahi tubers were to use, it just glides down their throats. The calves are safe and fed in no time at all! ! I would even be happy for the staff to use this!”
“I used your new tube feeder on my calf’s when needed and found it to be such an easier, less hassle, struggle free way of tube feeding calves that are needing to be assisted to get that first important drink or have been unfortunate to become ill. I have lower back pain an found this new gadget to be great with no back pain while using. I now refuse to use any prior methods. Thank you.”
Nena Rivers, Experienced Calf Rearer, Rotorua, New Zealand
“I really like this product because it has these wonderful guides on the side for my jersey calves, I also like that the mouthpiece protects the tube so the part going down their throat is smooth. Many calf rearers are female like me and we don’t just rear our calves we nuture them, and one of the things I really love about this product is it has been made, not only in NZ, but by a vet, and also by a female so she actually knows our calves needs. I always like to ensure my calves get that first colostrum and I also like to ensure that any calf that is not well is getting hydration and electrolytes so that’s when I find a tube feeder comes in very very handy and happy calves equals happy me. I want my calves to be the best therefore I want the very best product available”
Marilyn Baldwin, Dairy Farmer, Putaruru, New Zealand
“Really good, nice and easy and stress free on the calf. Didn’t need to worry about putting the tube down the wrong way, it was quick and easy”
Ross and Tash Hepburn, Dairy Farmers, Hawera, New Zealand
“Very simple and easy to use, especially for someone who hasn’t had much experience tube feeding calves, it reduces stress on the animal itself and also for the calf rearer, and I like that it is multifunctional with the tube feeder and the teat option, great product! It is a product that I would use with real confidence on high value stock, we are a stud breeding operation and a good start for our calves is very important to us”
Rhys and Tamara Parry, Waiokura Holsteins, Hawera, New Zealand
“Much easier than the traditional model. In the past our calf rearers have been reluctant to tube calves but are happy to use this one as it is much easier and the calves are much more relaxed.”
Harvey and Nicola Kloeten, Dairy Farmers, Nuffield Scholar, King Country, New Zealand
Initially I was apprehensive about a new product, since everyone tries to sell farmers rubbish.. but over the years and tubing thousands of calves- I knew the old stick tubers were poorly designed. These new ones are actually awesome, I love all the features and it is very evident there has been a lot of thought and development put into the design. Well done antahi you’ve nailed it! Makes my life easier and the calves first day much more enjoyable.
Logan Dawson, Waikato, New Zealand
“Thanks so much for inventing this! It has been great to use this season. All three of our calf rearers learnt quickly and easily how to use teh Flexi Tuber, and quickly gained confidence tubing the calves that wouldn’t drink their 2litres upon arrival at the shed. We are absolutely thrilled that we have had the Flexi Tuber that they coudl safely and easily use.”
Susan Doohan, Veterinarian and Farmer
“The trusty tuber gives me the confidence that all of my calves are being fed properly. My staff found it easier than the other tube feeders we used to use and the calves seem far more comfortable while being fed. There are now no excuses for any of my calves to miss that first colostrum feed. We have thrown our other tube feeders away as the trusty tuber is in a league of its own.”
Cam Lewis, Lewis Farming, rearing 600 calves per year, Horowhenua, New Zealand
“Being a dairy farmer and “chief” calf rearer I found your product long awaited and a relief. To me it makes so much sense. Forcing a straight hard tube down a calves throat is always going to have a negative effect on the calf and the calf rearer. I have endless bruises up the back of my legs from wrestling calves as they struggle during tubing them the conventional way.
We tube all calves on our farm, that includes all the heifers and bobbies with no exceptions. I personally tube every calf myself. I have wondered how I will teach new staff let alone expect them to tube a kicking calf and have faith that they will do it and do it properly!! I finally think that this product would be great for staff and myself!!”
“We noticed straight away the calves are much more comfortable, they are much more relaxed than with the old system we had to use. The large handle makes it easy to use for larger hands and another really handy feature is how you can clip the handle into the bottle which stops it from accidentally dragging along the ground. All in all I think it is a vast improvement on what has been on the market prior to and we certainly endorse it and will be using it extensively this season”
Rex Butterworth, Dairy business of the year 2015, Matamata, New Zealand
“I found it so much easier and more comfortable on the calves. Very easy to pass down the throat with no struggle from the calves at all which makes life a lot easier when you are tubing a lot of calves over a season”
Lynda Goodwin, Dairy Farmer, Tapapa, New Zealand
“What I really like about the Trusti Tuber is that it has a nice flexible tube so when it is going down and inside the calfs oesophagus it moves with the calf and it wont do any damage unlike other rigid feeders. I also like the size guides so you know how far down to pass the tube for different sized calves. It is very easy to administer and with the long tube you have a bit of leeway if the calf moves. Also the bottle has an amazing valve so the milk flows in quickly, you don’t need to adjust anything it is automatic and it doesn’t leak. The other thing I really like about the Antahi feeder is that it is four litres so you don’t need to refill as often”
Joanne Leigh, Top Notch Calves, rearing 6000 calves per year, Tirau, New Zealand
“Very simple, easy to use, my partner liked it so that’s a positive, great idea!”
Matt Wood, Dairy Farmer, Kaponga, New Zealand
Great product, we are having quite a few calves now and the process of tubing is much easier! My Dad, Uncle and brother love it and I’ve had a few goes, it is so much easier with the new tube as they don’t get distressed and keep still which makes it better for me and the calf! we all feel confident and safe using it which is a great bonus! Well Done from Wales, UK!
Nia Jones, Wales, United Kingdom
I struggle with the old rigid tube feeders but this was so quick, easy and stress free for both me and the calf. This is the only one I’ll use now. Thanks for providing such a great product.