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10th September 2018

By Lloyd Lugsden

A farmer has come up with an unusual solution to a problem with one of his cows.

A calf was feeding from just the front quarters of the mother’s udders and it was feared the animal’s back quarter, which were filled with milk, would become inflamed with mastitis.

The farmer, from Easter Ross in the Scottish Highlands, put his wife’s old bra on the breastfeeding cow to avoid the udders getting infected.

The bra was used to cover either quarter to relieve the pressure, according to the Metro.

Another farmer shared a photo of the cow online, which has since gone viral.

He told the BBC News: “Using the bra is a technique that has been done in the interests of the cow’s welfare. The fabric is soft and has been fitted using an elasticised band. The udders could be milked by hand, of course, to relieve the pressure. But there is the risk of this causing the cow further discomfort, and it kicking out and injuring the person milking it.”