Cattle producers are now in one of their busiest seasons of the year...calving time. For Sarah Anderson and the Right Cross Ranch, the figurative rolling ball is picking up speed.
"So far it's not been too bad. Actually my daughter had the first two babies, we bought red heifers for her so she got the first two. Then we had our first set of twins, and that was a case of being in the right place at the right time, I actually saved the second one," Anderson shared.
"The first baby was born, and she (the heifer) had a really big belly on her, so I kind of assumed that there was another one in there, and the first guy was a little bit smaller. So I came back to check on her, and sure enough, she was laying down and having another baby. The water bag hadn't broke yet, so she (the calf) was still in the sack. If the baby is still in the sack and its born, the water bag is still over it's nose and it doesn't get to breath, and it will die. So I stood there and I actually got it on video, got in there and pulled the calf out and got it breathing."
She added that she was able to save another calf that was stuck, just all in a day's work for a rancher.
"It doesn't always happen this way. This year we're really lucky, we have a couple that's helping us do chores and it's just a matter that I'm actually able to spend the time here and to watch for cows, watch how they're behaving and just pay attention. Usually I'm not able to do that. This year, it's going good so far."
With all that said, the busiest time is yet to come.
"It's going to be crazy. For the next 60 days it's just going to be nuts," Anderson stated.