Getting A Cow To Accept Her Calf

Getting A Cow To Accept Her Calf

Jodi Henke

Successful Farming

When a cow gives birth, her maternal instincts should kick in so she’ll immediately tend to her baby. Unfortunately, some cows will reject their calf and not allow it to nurse.  Michelle Arnold is a ruminant extension veterinarian at the University of Kentucky. She says most behaviors of cattle are mixtures of prior experience, plus innate response.

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