Thursday, October 30, 2014

A calf looks on as another tries to feed off its mother during a snowy spring day. The Kartevolds have not had any twin or triplet calves yet this season.A shy calf stands behind its mother.A pull rope or chain is often used to pull a calf stuck in the birth canal.
Gary Kartevold assists a birthing cow by pulling on the calf legs as T.C. Randolph watches.
Kartevold hooks up a pull chain to pull a calf recently.

Eastern Montana calving (slideshow)

 

On the Kartevold Ranch calving began March 15 and as of Tuesday, 16 calves had been born. They try to feed their heifers at night to encourage calving during the day.

 
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