The following article was featured in the American Cattlemen’s conference in Nashville, Tennessee. You can read the full article at the bottom of this post.
From the article:
I have a cow right now in my barn that has a sensitive udder and won’t let her own calf suckle; she prefers the milk pump. It’s more comfortable, because the calf is always pulling, tugging and bumping her udder.” If the udder is tight and full, a calf nursing and bunting creates discomfort.
You can see a perfect example of the “pulling, tugging, and bumping” mentioned in the video here! The EZ Milker is a much more comfortable option for cows who have discomfort in their udders from mastitis or something else.