by Marie Johnson

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January 10, 2013
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Finding calves no matter where the cows put them

It is a simple game of hide and seek. The cows hide their calves and I seek them out. With good snow my job is easier. I follow the main cow track in the snow and look for a single track going off alone. There are more than cow tracks to follow.

Cows usually prefer being near each other, and only go off to be alone if calving or sick. They so often travel the same routes, to and from water, the willows for shelter or the salt trough or feed manger, that they create a single clear track in …

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