I helped the neighbors move some pairs out to summer grazing. We didn’t have far to travel, but it’s hard moving the small calves…they get easily confused and try to run back quite often. The more riders you have the better.
When we got back to the ranch, there was a cow trying to give birth, but was having complications. She was put into a chute so they could reach in to find out what the problem was…the calf had its head down to the right instead of up with the nose between the front legs. They had to get the head up into the correct position (which was not an easy task)…then with a gentle tug, the calf came out easily. Both mother and calf are doing fine.