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What causes cows to have large teats, so large that the calf cannot nurse?
 

D.R. Cattle

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I just culled one for that problem. Not sure it was genetic. She had been a great cow for 9 years. The problem got a little worse each year. Calves were still nursing, but I figured I better get out while I was ahead.
 

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Definately genetics!

Bos Inducus based cattle are especially know for that problem. We have to really watch our Brahman cattle. I've had one Simmental with big teats, but it's more unusual in Continental type cattle.
 

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