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All-in-all we had a very successful calving season on the farm. Almost all of the cows managed to calve safely on their own, though we did have a few cases of milk fever after calving.

Despite our successful calving period, we did of course encounter a few calving difficulties. That's to be expected with a herd of 350 cows!

We had a couple of sets of twins which really sucked out the energy of their mothers - they required antibiotics and isolation in long, fresh pasture to recover.

We also had a couple of cases of very large calves - which caused some paralysis in the cows during/after birth. One of these cows unfortunately didn't recover.

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