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Triplet Calves Born Near Solen

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One rancher found quite a surprise when he went out to check this calving season.
Ag Reporter Sarah Gustin takes you inside the barn for a look.

One calf is normal.
Two is a surprise.
Three is nearly a miracle.
(Kenny Magilke / Rancher) "We went back out and here's the third one. Yeah, we were excited."
Kenny Magilke has been ranching near the Cannonball River for nearly 6 decades--but never has one of his cows had this many calves.
(Kenny Magilke / Rancher) "We have never had triplets--ever. I have been messing around out here for 55 years. Never triplets. Twins!"
Three baby girls all alive and healthy.
This is more than just a rare occurrence--the odds of a cow having triplets is 1 in 105,000, the odds of having all girls born alive is one in 8 million.
(Kenny Magilke / Rancher) "We love what we do out here, we love being in the hills here and our goal is one calf for one cow and we were very surprised. And I didn't realize how rare it really was until we checked into it."
Magilke says the extra babies add a little more chores to the work load--but they are well worth the extra effort.

Magilke says the mom won't be able to raise all the babies.

 

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