Over the years I have tried to take a series of pictures of a cow giving birth to a calf. Most of the time the lighting is bad, or the weather is bad, or the cow is uncooperative.
However, last week I got a pretty good series. Hope you enjoy it. I have added some information for those new to cows calving.
|This photo was taken about 30 to 45 minutes after #785 started to calve. The front feet are both visible and the nose is showing, meaning all is well.|
|At this point the cow stands up.|
|One final push!|
|And her baby is on the ground.|
|Licking the calf off doesn't just remove the slime, it also invigorates the calf, like a massage, and get him breathing and moving.|
|Less than two minutes later he's trying out his new legs.|
|"Although I'm not very old, I already know how to get out of a tight spot."|