Calving Time

Steam rises from a newborn calf in Winifred, Montana. This calf is literally seconds old.

Ranchers in different parts of the state calve in different times. Some like to calve in January and February when the ground is still frozen and the calves don’t get soaked in muck, others like to calve in the early spring.

2 thoughts on “Calving Time

    • Thanks, Megan.
      I should say this just happened on Friday morning. I’ve been living and working in the rural American West for more than 20 years now and this is the first time I’ve actually witnessed a cow’s live birth. The rancher I was with said he hadn’t seen one in a couple of years — and these are his cattle!

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