This is going to be a pretty weird post. Warning upfront - the pictures could be considered gross. They don't really bother me at all, I mean obviously, I took them. Generally I like pictures of pretty things, but how often do you see a cow miscarriage.
So this situation started when we saw a cow giving birth in the field by our house. We waited for a little bit and realized that the calf was not coming out, it was hanging part way out but was making no more progress after 30 minutes.
Apparently the cow was having a miscarriage and the calf was stuck. Also we were told this can be very dangerous or the cow. By the way this is not our cow and we barely know the owner. This was a neighborly situation.
The boys began by throwing a rope under the cow and tying the back legs together.
Next step was to push the cow over onto the ground. Or what we in the midwest call cow tipping!
And then the cow will pop back up. Who knew cows really hate to be tipped?
Add one more guy and push the cow over one more time.
Cow on the ground someone needs to hold the rope tying the legs so the cow cant pop back up.
This is where it gets gross. Next step is to grab the dead fetus and start to pull.
And you have successfully helped a poor suffering cow! The calf was buried right in this field... which does not belong to any of us.
Dont forget to untie the cow.