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Cow giving birth

The calving season was one of the things I worried most about before beginning our year on the farm. I mean, what would I do when a cow was having calving problems and needed my help? I'm not a vet and worked as a computer software developer in my previous career.

Luckily most of our calvings went very smoothly. Of the 350 odd cows only a handful of them required any calving help, though at least 10 of them needed calcium supplements due to milk fever.

Even the heifers seemed to calve well, though at times it was a mission to draft them out of the calving mob and into the colostrum/milking mobs.

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