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At Dickinson Cattle Co. Inc in the Appalachian hills of Ohio calving season is a fun time. New calves are born every day. The DCCI cattle take care of themselves and spend their life outside in the snow, mud and good times of green lush grass. With Texas Longhorn cattle only one birth in over 1300 are assisted so calving season is not a burden like many other breeds. The one thing that causes losses is water. With over 100 running springs on the ranch there are lakes, small ponds and pockets of water in every pasture. It is great for livestock drinking water, but sometimes death for a new born staggering infant calf. This was such an account. The new arrival had been struggling in a fresh water spring to get up to her mother and was completely exausted.


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