Wild cow milking is a rodeo sport that involves capturing and milking an undomesticated cow. Participants usually work in teams of three or four, with one person in charge of milking the cow and the other people attempting to hold down the cow to allow for the milking process to take place. Because the cow is not experienced with human milking, there is often a tremendous amount of resistance from the cow to be milked. Typically the cow runs around the rodeo arena, while participants attempt to restrain its movement. Once the cow has been milked, a participant runs to a judge, who confirms that the task has been done. As this is a timed competition, the fastest time wins the competition.
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The Ontario High School Rodeo Association; Ontario Rodeo Association; Canadian Rodeo Association
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