Published 6:16 am Friday, June 1, 2018
- Reda Barnett walks alongside the mother of the triplets and one of her calves.
Good things come in threes
Reda Barnett has been farming for 50 years, and has never seen a cow give birth to three calves at the same time until May 30. On Wednesday, one of Barnett’s cows had triplets on her registered Angus farm in Northern Garrard County. The odds of a cow having triplets is one in 400,000. The three calves weigh approximately 30-35 pounds each, and are active but small. This triplet-event follows one of Barnett’s cows giving birth to a set of twins on May 6.
Photos by Casey Craiger
One of the three calves born on Wednesday nurses.
Having been born for a short period of time, a triplet learns to walk.
One of the calves sits in hay.
One of the triplets rests while the other practices finding his footing.
One of the triplets gets up close and personal with the camera.
Mother of triplets walks among the grass.
The mother of the two twins born on May 6 stands beside her calves.
One of the two twins born on May 6th sitting among some trees and plants.
A calf curls into a ball to go to sleep.