As a 4th generation Dairy Farmer, one would think we have seen and are able to handle almost anything. Every now and then we are surprised when a cow calves EARLY!! We make every effort to make sure when our cows calve they have a nice clean area in which to have their babies. When a cow calves early it is very difficult for the calf to survive. They tend to suffer from the same issues a premature human baby will be susceptible to – Lung Issues. With that as a challenge, if the calf survives, we make sure to vaccinate the calf for these issues and then hope for the best. Right now I have an adorable bull calf that was born very early. So far he is doing well and I hope he will continue to make progress. Needless to say my kids and I have become very attached to him and of course we named him Chocolate. So, for now “Chocolate” has a great spot in our shop where it is dry and warm. Stay tuned for updates on his progress.