Hi - one of our beef cows just had her 4th calf for us. The first two years' calving went fine. Last year and this year, however, her milk came in a full 2 weeks before the calf was born. Her udder is totally engorged. Last year's calf could not suck on it. This year's calf was born yesterday. We haven't watched it every minute, but we have yet to see it nurse. The cow is our most dangerous cow we have after calving. (charging) Taking away her baby to bottle feed it will be dangerous, but we will do it if we don't see it nurse soon (today). Has anybody had this happen with a cow? She is 5 or 6 years old. My dh is leaning toward butchering her this fall because of her dangerous nature and this calving problem.