Hello, I am vegan and I know all about the cruelty involved concerning dairy, how it's wrong to take milk from a calf and her mother, etc etc. My question is, can cows produce milk without ever becoming pregnant? All I have ever read says no, that they must have a calf in order to produce milk. Which makes sense of course since a cow's milk is for her young. However, when I discuss the subject of drinking milk with my father, he always talks about how his parents had a cow they milked everyday but she was never pregnant and they treated her well and so forth and so on.
Is it true that a cow can somehow produce milk even when she is not pregnant? I can not seem to find an answer to this and would love an answer to this question. Thanks.