The Wild Cow Milking playlist on Dusty Reins Stories begins with the oldest to the most recently published videos. You will note that the newer ones have been restricted by YouTube but they may be viewed by channel members or viewed on the American Heartlands Channel on Rumble.
Thanks to Rumble, I am able to publish documented events for everyone without fear of losing the whole channel due to ignorance regarding livestock management and handling.
A new momma cow will sometimes not accept her new baby right away but that baby needs help right away if you want it to thrive. That momma's milk contains natural protection from infection and disease in addition to a warm nutritious meal.
If a cowpoke or two can manage to draw some of the mother's milk and dowse the calf's head with it, she is likely to smell her scent on the calf and begin to take care of it as her own. (That works for mavericks too!)
This event is a crowd favorite at most ranch rodeos including WRCA Ranch Rodeos and was included in early rodeos dating back to the 1850s.