Rural Dictionary: Cow-Calf

Posted: 4/10/2018



Cow-Calf (adj.) : When asking famers what type of farm they have, you might hear them say they have a “cow-calf” operation. This means that this farmer has chosen to focus on taking care of momma cows and their baby calves. It takes a lot of work to make sure that the cows get pregnant, have a healthy pregnancy, and a have a lively new calf each spring. The cows and calves live together on pasture, and will be cared for on the cow-calf farm through weaning. Spring is prime calving time and farmers have been working to keep these little ones warm and dry through a snowy calving season.





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