Originally Posted by lacyloo
To me, with any animal there should be a minimum of 10 days before they are pulled.
10 days of a calf on a dairy cow? Add up those days when that production is supposed to go back in the bulk tank. That is a LOT of money to those poor farmers. It's not the full 10 days as the first few are milked into a bucket and usually fed to the calves but it's still several hundreds of pounds of milk. Add in the fact the cow may not let down her milk after she is used to being nursed and you can end up with mastitis.
Sorry, that is never going to happen in the dairy industry!