Our Dexter had a DOA calf. We have Dexters. Queenie is a larger Dexter and would have caved this little guy easily. She is not new to calving. But looks like calved neck was broke At any rate, nothing could be done for him but I want mom to be ok. She's not easy to handle but I think we need to milk her out. A friend who raises cows said no, that is best to leave her alone, that she will be uncomfortable for a few days but will dry up and move on. I do remember reading along time ago that by not milking the colostrum out will trigger her body NOT to produce milk. That its natures way to protect mom when babies die. I really didn't give it much thought until last night. Im thinking if she were a goat, she be milked at least until comfy. I just want to do whats best for Queenie. Has anyone heard about not milking colostrum? and if so any link you might share. I can not remember where I read it.