Sunday, March 14, 2010
Saturday Afternoon "Happy Hour!"
This last Saturday afternoon, about 5pm, a call came in for a cow that was having trouble giving birth to her calf. This cow is from a ranch that supplies beef to consumers. The owner put her in a trailer to bring her to an area that was well lit and clean for the farm vet to check her and do a cesarean section. Most cows are able to give birth naturally without a c-section but in this case the baby was upside down and very large. It was too difficult for her to do unaided.
It was a family affair, with the grandpa, husband and wife, children and even the dog there to watch! The baby calf came out alive and healthy at a whopping 150 lbs! It was a beautiful sight and well worth the time and money spent by the owner. The cow and calf are both doing well.