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Anyone who's been through even one calving season has most likely dealt with calving difficulty.
Knowing when to and when not to intervene in the calving process is critical. The key is experience and knowing the normal sequence of events.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 28 percent of all calf deaths before weaning are due to birth-related problems. Therefore, managing females to calve with minimal difficulty is extremely important.