Feedback on Calving: Hip-Lock and Assistance During Bovine Labor

MOTHER EARTH NEWS readers respond to a recent calving article, commenting on problems with hip-lock and assistance methods during bovine labor.

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One day my dairyman boss told me the following: The average cow's pelvis is not equally wide and deep, and many hip-locked calves will slip out easily if their bodies can be turned 90 degrees.
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