A farmer used his wife’s old bra on a nursing cow to keep her ᴜᴅᴅᴇʀs from becoming ɪɴfᴇᴄᴛᴇᴅ. The notion occurred to the couple from Easter Ross in the Highlands when the cow’s calf was only nursing from the front halves of her udders.
They were concerned that the animal’s rear quarters, which were full of milk, might become irritated due to a ᴅɪsᴇᴀsᴇ known as ᴍᴀsᴛɪᴛɪs. To ease pressure on either quadrant, the bra can be utilized to cover it. Donald Ross, a farmer friend of the couple, uploaded a photo of the cow, which has now gone viral.
‘I prefer to spread fresh ideas throughout the farming community,’ he told the BBC. There is a lighter aspect to it as well. In Scotland, we’ve just been through a harsh winter, but we’ve kept our sense of humor.’ ‘Using the bra is a procedure that has been done in the interests of the cow’s welfare,’ Mr Ross stated.
The fabric is silky and features an elasticized band around the waist. Of course, the udders might be milked by hand to ease the pressure. However, there is a ʀɪsᴋ that this can aggravate the cow’s ᴘᴀɪɴ and result in it striking out and ʜᴀʀᴍing the person milking it.’
Graham Bᴜʀɴett came up with an excellent solution after days of battling to persuade the calf to suck the rear teats and covered the others with his wife’s old M&S bra.
According to him, he told The Sun Online: “We tried gaffer tape but it didn’t work, so Paula suggested we use one of her old bras, which worked well. We didn’t want to wear a huge bra – it was either 36 A or B, I can’t recall, but it was a wonderful fit, and we didn’t want to wear a bigger one. We stored her old M&S bra on the farm in case we needed it again.”
His farmer neighbor, Donald Ross, shared the photo on Twitter and remarked, “I hope she doesn’t want it back!” Mr Ross stated to The Sun Online: “Graham and his wife grow livestock and malting barley with their son on their family farm. One of their calves was exclusively feeding on the udder’s front two-quarters.
To ease the strain on the udder, Graham attached his wife’s old bra to the cow, covering the front quarters so the calf would only eat from the back teats. This lowered udder pressure and the ᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀ of ᴍᴀsᴛɪᴛɪs, and he shared it with a few WhatsApp budd.i.es.”
“It made me smile after a long winter, but it also demonstrates our tenacity and how much we as Scottish farmers care about the wellbeing of our animals.” “They are a team, and his wife would have absolutely chosen the bra,” he continued. The image has gone popular on Twitter, and others have been sharing their jokes online, with many calling the concept “brilliant.”