Has anyone ever milked a cow that was still nursing its calf? What kind of set up did you use? I have a mixed breed cow that was a heifer about 10 days ago. I don't have any other cattle and wanted these two together. I am trying to tie them at night and milk in the morning and then let them be together for the day. I know that many here will say don't do this. I would like to hear from folks that had some luck with this. The cow isn't a full dairy breed 1/4 holstien, 1/4 jersey, 1/4 belted galloway and 1/4 piedmontese (sp?). Also when can I expect her to come on strong with milk? I am thinking around the 2 week mark.