Probably not the best position to nurse from… but acceptable. Acceptable if your mother is being nice. In this case, this heifer is not going to win any Mother Of The Year awards.
She’s a first time mom, a little ignorant, and the pair is being kept in solitary confinement until their bond is solid and she accepts her calf nursing from any position. If you notice, the calf is muddy from its ear tag to its ribs. That’s because momma is kicking at him. She smears mud along his side, but really isn’t connecting enough to hurt him.
They’ll get there… but she needs to quit that!Find me here!