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Few Hundred Watch Dramatic Caesarean At Farm

Wednesday July 24 2013




ONLOOKERS watching the birth of a calf at Cannon Hall Farm got more than they bargained for when he had to be delivered by emergency Caesarean section.

The little calf, who has not yet been named, could not be delivered normally because he was too big.

His mother, four-year-old Kate, had to be restrained during the procedure and almost broke free as her baby was delivered.

"It was quite dramatic and exciting - it's quite a rare thing," farm manager Robert Nicholson said. "There were a couple of hundred people watching but they're both fine, thankfully.

"The mother is just establishing a bond. The first day she was a bit unsure - whether it's because he wasn't born the conventional way, I don't know, but now she's licking him and doing well."

It was only the second Caesarean section in the farm's 50-year history.

Robert added: "It was a massive calf. I think he had been enjoying the spring grass a bit too much - Kate had put all her energy into the calf instead of herself."

Robert said he was open to suggestions for the calf's name.

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Reply Posted by alison on Wednesday July 24 2013 at 15:10
caesar.

Reply Posted by james on Wednesday July 24 2013 at 15:30
name for calf :spring, or jim as in a GYM because she was that big

Reply Posted by Paula on Thursday July 25 2013 at 00:41
Cappi (nick for Cappuchino)

Reply Posted by Claire on Thursday July 25 2013 at 12:37
Why not name the calf George? That's what the other Kate called her son.

Reply Posted by Me on Monday July 29 2013 at 09:50
What about beefy?

Reply Posted by john on Monday July 29 2013 at 12:17
billy