I'm sure this has been asked before but I couldn't find it in the search page. I have a first time heifer that gave birth two days ago, she calved earlier than I thought she would and I didn't find the calf till today, when I checked cattle this morning I could hear it bawling and was running to different cows and other calves trying to suck. I tagged it and checked it and its mother never even paid attention, so I got both of them in the lot and seen that when it would try to nurse she would kick and butt it. My question is how do I make her be a mother and let it nurse? Will mother nature ever kick in and should I keep her around to try again next year? Also, I can't understand why it acted so healthy, would the other cows let it nurse? I was told angus make good mothers and this is my first heifer to calve out of 14 more I hope they all are not like this or I'm selling out and buying Alpaches, NOT!