There is nothing more exciting when I get to see a new baby be born on the farm. It is even more fun around a holiday like Christmas! This week, my grandpa’s cow had a newborn calf.
As I grew up, I would often help in the labor process, whether it was to calm the mama cow, assist in pulling any calves that were having trouble being born on their own or after labor, bedding the pen and helping the baby nurse from its mom. One of the most important factors for a newborn is ensuring it nurses within an hour or so of birth.