It's always an exciting time of the year when calving starts. There is something magical about seeing new life take root. Any parent can attest to that. It's a time where ranchers see their hard work and prior breeding decisions made come to life. It's a time where friends and families newsfeeds, snapchats and camera are full with sleepless nights, wild stories and all the trials that go along with it.
I wish all the ranchers out there the best of calving seasons and hope that you can always see the light at the end of the tunnel no matter how long the calving season may seem! From the rookie first calf heifers that make that show "Teen Mom" a real life heifer reality show in your calving barn to the heifers that would have made good moms had some unknown reason their calf didn't make it. From things going wrong at the last minute that you made other plans to seeing your kid take affection to watching the newborn calves play. From helping ungrateful calves with less than desirable mothers to seeing calves that never should have made it, make it. Ode to calving season - your helping life take root to feed the world!