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Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 6:00 am

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

What started as a good weekend really turned here on the farm. Saturday morning, we got the calves sorted and weaned, but Sunday morning things went from bad to ugly. When I got up to check on the cows, there were several that got out in the barnyard trying to find their calves, and when I went to put them back, I found a dead cow. Apparently, she got between the fence and a steep hill. It looked like she started to climb the steep hill, slid back down and through the fence, couldn’t get up and suffocated. Cattle are resilient, but if they get on their back and can’t roll over to get on their feet, it is deadly. Over the past 50 years on the farm, strange things have happened that you don’t see coming and couldn’t have prevented.

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